Mike Tyson confirms 2021 fight and promises it will be better than Jones Jr bout

Mike Tyson has confirmed that he will return to the ring in 2021 after his successful comeback.

The former undisputed world heavyweight champion battled to an entertaining draw against Roy Jones Jr back in November, and he has every intention to remain active despite his advanced age.

The 54-year-old has since been linked with bouts against Shannon Briggs and Evander Holyfield among others, but he has not yet made a decision on who he will face.

Not only has he confirmed his intentions, but Tyson has urged supporters to expect even better bouts than his against Jones Jr.

During an Instagram Live with Tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou, he said if he will fight again this year: “Yeah absolutely. It’ll be better this time.”

Before adding: “It was interesting. I felt really good, I felt confident. I felt that I could do it again.”

And saying of his return: “We started Legends Only League and it’s really interesting.

“Once I announced that I was going to do my exhibition, everybody, all these other athletes all wanted to get involved in some way. Our first show was a record breaker.

“Now everybody’s interested in being involved with our whole organisation.”

Back in November, Holyfield said: "This is the fight that must happen for both our legacies.

"Saturday night you said you were ready to fight me, so sign the contract and get in the ring, Tyson.

“The world is waiting and it's on you now. I'm ready."

Before adding: "My side tried to make the fight happen and we got nothing but excuses.

"Now I can see why he wanted a tune-up fight before thinking about fighting me.

"Roy Jones was a good local opponent for Mike but a fight with me would be a global event and the only fight that anyone wants to see is a fight between us.

"There is absolutely no reason why we shouldn't make it happen."

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