MIKE TYSON says the contract for his comeback will be done next week and the mystery opponent is a bigger name than Evander Holyfield.
The 53-year-old has been ramping up excitement for his return to the ring for weeks by sharing numerous clips from training.
Former boxing world champion Iron Mike is due to climb between the ropes for at least one exhibition bout for charity with his former foe Holyfield expressing his desire for a trilogy fight.
That is certainly one clash fans would be intrigued to see, with their last showdown ending in a DQ win for Holyfield after Tyson shockingly bit off a chunk of his rival’s ear.
Fellow ex-heavyweight champ Shannon Briggs also recently claimed he has agreed a deal to fight the Baddest Man on the Planet.
However, when asked by Lil Wayne on his Young Money Radio show whether Holyfield would be his first fight back, the American said everyone will be shocked when his opponent is eventually revealed.
Tyson said: “Na, na we got many guys. Listen we’ve got so many guys that want to do this man.
“We’re in calls, we’re doing business with guys right now. You’re not going to believe the names when the names come out. Some time this week we’ll have the contract done.
“And whatever money we get, it’s going to somebody else. I’m not going to make any money – probably the company, my wife because she’s partners with me, she’ll make some probably. But my money is going [to charity].”
Tyson, who retired from boxing in 2005 following a disappointing end to his previously epic career, also insists he feels in fantastic shape after showing off his explosive speed and power in various social media clips.
He added: “I’m feeling better than I’ve ever felt in my life. God has been merciful to me man. I’m gonna get on with it, I’m looking good. Yo Wayne, I’m 230 [pounds] right now!
“Man I’m just getting ready you know, I’m just getting ready to help some people out who are less fortunate than me. I’m gonna do this charity event.
“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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WASHINGTON — Much of the country remains unlikely to venture out to bars, restaurants, theaters or gyms anytime soon, despite state and local officials across the country increasingly allowing businesses to reopen, according to a new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
That hesitancy in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak could muffle any recovery from what has been the sharpest and swiftest economic downturn in U.S. history. Just 42% of those who went to concerts, movies, theaters or sporting events at least monthly before the outbreak say they’d do so in the next few weeks if they could. Only about half of those who regularly went to restaurants, exercised at the gym or traveled would feel comfortable doing so again.
BORIS Johnson WON'T face a criminal probe into his close friendship with businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri, it has been reported.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is set to reveal its decision this lunchtime on whether the Prime Minister's links to the technology entrepreneur will result in an official investigation.
Sources told the Daily Mirror that the Independent Office for Police Conduct had found some evidence of a possible “intimate relationship” between the pair, but that it was “unnecessary” to launch a criminal investigation.
They are set to say that the PM will not face any further action from them.
But it could now mean the London Assembly will launch a probe – who paused theirs last year while waiting for more evidence.
The 35-year-old ex model was alleged to have had an affair with the PM helping her get access to £126,000 grants and sponsorship for her companies.
Ms Arcuri previously refused six times to answer whether she had an affair with the PM.
The PM has insisted “everything was done entirely in the proper way” over his professional dealings with Miss Arcuri.
But he would not deny having an extramarital affair with her while he was London Mayor.
Mr Johnson formed a close friendship with Miss Arcuri after the pair met in 2012, and took her on three trade trips with him.
Prior to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry probably had big plans for their son, Archie Harrison’s first birthday. Unfortunately, California’s Stay-At-Home mandate, as well as social distancing guidelines meant that the proud parents had to drastically alter their plans.
Instead of a big blow out celebration with family and friends, we believe that the Sussexes will settle in for a slice of cake and some quality time in their Los Angeles rental home. Like the did for Queen Elizabeth II’s 94th birthday celebration, the Sussexes will probably use FaceTime and Zoom to chat with all of their loved ones.
Though we all delighted in the video of the duchess reading her son, Duck! Rabbit! one royal expert is convinced we won’t be seeing much more of Archie in the future.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry celebrated Archie’s birthday with storytime
Though they had initially planned a birthday celebration that was to double as a”Welcome to LA” party, the Sussexes are enjoying a private birthday soiree at home. However, they did allow the public to get a peek at their adorable baby boy.
The Save the Children UK charity shared a video of Meghan reading, Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s award-winning children’s book, Duck! Rabbit! to the rambunctious one-year-old with Prince Harry cheering them on behind the camera. In the video the duke and duchess make quacking sounds to amuse their little one, and Meghan calls the little one by the adorable nickname, Arch. Archie can also be heard saying the word, “duck.” At one point he even decides he’s had enough of the book and tries to move on to another, before throwing the new book on the floor.
The video for Save the Children UK was in partnership with their Save The Stories Campaign which helps support vulnerable families and their children across the U.K. amid the pandemic.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left the British royal family for Archie
Though the had several issues with the British press and public, especially when it came to continued privacy violations and the sexist and racist rhetoric spewed at Meghan, the Sussexes ultimately decided on Megxit because of their young son.
“Sometimes the right decision isn’t always the easy one,” Harry said during a leaked phone call. “And this decision certainly wasn’t the easy one but it was the right decision for our family, the right decision to be able to protect my son.”
The Sussexes used a charity as a clever way to showcase their baby boy. However, it had been nearly seven months since we’d last Archie out and about. Now one royal expert says we should expect to see only Archie every now and again.
“Even after lockdown is lifted they plan to keep him away from the cameras,” a source told Vanity Fair’s royal correspondent Katie Nicholl. “They want him to have an ordinary childhood away from the cameras.”
For the Sussexes, raising Archie outside of the royal family will mean giving him as normal of a childhood as they possibly can.