mike tyson

54-year-old former heavyweight champion of the world "Iron" Mike Tyson is making a comeback on September 12th.

Two legendary boxers are set to clash at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California on September 12th. The bout will be available on pay-per-view and Triller, a multimedia platform. Triller will also be debuting a ten-part docuseries leading up to the event, per ESPN's Steve Kim.

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MMA Legend Vitor Belfort is in the gym with Mike Tyson

Q. What do you think of Mike Tyson's comeback? Do you think he's making the right decision?

"I think that's a decision Mike [Tyson] has made for himself. It takes a lot of courage to step back in the ring, especially at that age. I admire him for his bravery and wish him the best of luck."

Q. What do you think of Mike's physical conditioning now? Do you think he's in shape now? What is your impression of him?

"He needs to train smart, because what used to work for him before might not work for him now. This is new ground he's discovering for himself, and it's a wonderful journey."

Q. What do you think Mike needs to do to be successful in his comeback? / What advice can you give to Mike Tyson ahead of this unprecedented comeback?

"He needs to make smart choices. The right opponent is key. He needs an opponent that will bring value to the market, and build a legacy, not just an opponent that will try to make some money."

Q. Can you also tell us about your experience at All Elite Wrestling and what you did there with Mike?

"I think AEW should have Mike and myself do a tag team match against two of their champions! It will be the two youngest champions of combat sports against the two youngest champions of AEW. That for me is a great idea and I'm open to it. Tony, the owner of AEW is a good friend of mine."

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