Mike Tyson is anxious to get back into the ring, but he’s not necessarily waiting for Evander Holyfield to join him.
Tyson discussed his burgeoning comeback during an appearance on Lil Wayne’s “Young Money Radio” show Saturday, and the rapper asked about a possible rematch with Holyfield. The 53-year-old boxer said there are plenty of potential opponents who want the chance to square off against him.
“Listen we’ve got so many guys that want to do this, man. We’re calling, we’re doing business with guys right now. You ain’t gonna believe the names when the names come out. Sometime this week we’ll have the contract done,” Tyson said.
“And whatever money we get, it’s (going) to somebody else. I’m not going to make any money,” he added.
Speculation has swirled about Tyson’s comeback since he started posting training videos to Instagram, including one that ended with him saying “I’m back.” He’s open to clashing with Holyfield, his former heavyweight rival, calling it an “awesome” idea.
Tyson told Lil Wayne that he’s feeling “better than I ever have in my life,” and said he weighs 230 pounds. The former champ also spilled some additional details about the bout, revealing it will be a fundraiser to help the homeless.
“Man I’m just getting ready you know, I’m getting ready to help some people out who are less fortunate than me,” Tyson said. “I’m gonna do this charity event, and I’m going to take this money and help these homeless and we’re going to help these addicted brothers.
“Because I’ve been homeless and I’ve been addicted so I know the struggle. Not many people have survived like I did.”
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