Mike Tyson challenged to fight by former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski but wants round of boxing then round of MMA

Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski challenged Mike Tyson to a fight but laid out some bizarre conditions in order for it to happen.

Tyson recently announced his plans to make a comeback at the age of 53 and has been posting videos showing off his impressive power and skills.

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Andrei Arlovski beat Philipe Lins last week in Jacksonville
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Rumours have been flying around about a possible trilogy fight with Evander Holyfield after the 57-year-old also announced a possible return.

Arlovski threw his hat into the proverbial ring but would want one round of boxing followed by a round of MMA.

“Tyson is a legend,” he told sports.ru. “His poster hung in my room.

“I’m not ready for a full fight by the rules of boxing against him. If one round is boxing and one round is MMA, then it is possible.”

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Mike Tyson is in great physical condition ahead of a return to boxing
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The Belarusian also revealed how he nearly fought Wladimir Klitschko before his own defeat to Fedor Emelianenko scuppered those plans.

“There was an idea to hold ten fights and then fight with Klitschko,” he added.

“Then I had health problems. We paused the idea, but if there is any specific proposal, I will consider it.”

The 41-year-old has 50 MMA fights under his belt and was the UFC’s heavyweight champion back in 2005.

The veteran suffered a five fight losing streak between 2016 and 2017 where he was beaten by the likes of Stipe Miocic, Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou.

Last week, he beat Philipe Lins at the UFC’s Fight Night event in Florida during the coronavirus pandemic.


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