On Tuesday we obtained the information that one of many largest dream matchups within the historical past of fight sports activities is in superior phases of negotiation and individuals are excited, but in addition confused. The information was first reported by REDFURYMMA on their official IG web page: Mike Tyson vs Fedor Emelianenko is in negotiations for a boxing match!
REDFURYMMA has proven to be a really dependable supply for breaking the information in relation to Russian fight sports activities and their fighters. In accordance with their report – Fedor and his workforce acknowledged that they’re in a sophisticated stage of negotiations for a boxing match in Saudi Arabia, in opposition to the ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson. The one factor that’s left to determine, in response to Emelianenko, are the funds.
The Baddest Man on the Planet vs The Final Emperor – Worlds Colliding
Over 15 years in the past, when Fedor Emelianenko was nonetheless on the prime of the MMA world and on that legendary win streak, there have been some talks a few potential bout between himself and Mike Tyson. It was extra ‘chirping’ between the followers and daydreaming about two of absolutely the baddest males (of their respective fight branches) going at it.
On numerous completely different events, each males have proven admiration and respect in direction of each other, however there was at all times that dialog on who would win a possible combat between the 2. Whereas it has been confirmed up to now that in an MMA combat – the victor would most probably be the man with an MMA background and in boxing it goes vice versa – these two are in lots of old fashioned followers’ eyes a uncommon breed of males, the place guidelines don’t apply.
Merely checked out as legendary creatures, Tyson and Emelianenko take pleasure in a particular standing within the fight sports activities world. It’s clear that personalities make this matchup one thing extraordinary. A fiery, berserker-like character of Tyson and the chilly, immovable nature of ‘The Final Emperor’.
Tyson vs Fedor is a Dream Come True for Previous College Followers, however Actuality Hits Arduous
Whereas it’s apparent that those that have been followers of fight sports activities, for a number of a long time now, would cherish an opportunity to only witness these two in the identical space of fight – actuality is that these are completely different instances and each are well beyond their combating prime. The rivals are turning 48 and 58 years of age in 2024, respectively.
We’re all going to look at it, there isn’t a doubt about it, however what can we count on from the boxing match itself?
Mike Tyson got here again throughout Covid-19 to combat Roy Jones Jr
Last time we saw ‘Iron’ Mike inside the ropes was November 28th of 2020, when he returned after being faraway from combating for over 14 years. Though he was 54 on the time, each him and Roy Jones Jr. displayed super talent and a slightly stable athletic capability. After eight rounds of combating, judges deemed the combat a break up choice draw.
Tyson was since rumoured to be competing in one other exhibition bout, with a number of potential opponents popping up as an choice. Most notably, a bout between him and the lineal heavyweight champion of the world ‘Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury was talked about as a chance. These talks finally fell by way of, however now it’s very seemingly we see Tyson within the ring once more.
Fedor Emelianenko final competed in February of 2023
The Final Emperor final fought in Bellator, in February 2023. He misplaced the combat through 1st spherical TKO in opposition to the present reigning Bellator Heavyweight champion, Ryan Bader. After the bout had ended, Emelianenko took the gloves off and whereas surrounded by many legends, he introduced his retirement from the game of MMA.
Though one of many best MMA careers of all time has come to an finish, Emelianenko, like many fighters alike, nonetheless has the fireplace to compete in fight. Within the bouts previous to his final MMA combat, Fedor confirmed he nonetheless has the punching energy and first rate velocity for his age.
What are your ranges of pleasure for the potential Mike Tyson vs Fedor Emelianenko boxing match?