Mike Tyson showed his renowned power in a surprise appearance at a wrestling event while awaiting an expected exhibition fight with Evander Holyfield.
The former heavyweight world champion wants to renew his rivalry with Holyfield, who beat him twice, but instead showed his strength after storming the ring during an All Elite Wrestling show.
Tyson, dubbed ‘the baddest man on the planet’, ripped his T-shirt off before unleashing a flurry of punches, then threw wrestler Shawn Spears on the canvas.
The 54-year-old then flexed his muscles before kissing Chris Jericho, who was knocked down by Tyson as they shared the ring in a past wrestling event.
Tyson has publicly listed a shortlist of three favorite opponents for exhibition fights, topped by Holyfield, which also includes another former rival, Lennox Lewis, and current WBC champion Tyson Fury.
Holyfield has declared his desire to trade more punches with Tyson, saying in December: “No more excuses. This is the fight that needs to take place for our two legacies.
“On Saturday night, you said you were ready to beat me, so sign the contract and step in the ring, Tyson. The world is waiting for you and it’s yours now. I’m ready.
Tyson was held in a raffle by Roy Jones Jr when they both showcased their skills last November.
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