Mike Tyson was once the most feared name in boxing, and it seems as though the 53-year-old is ready to come out of retirement. Despite not boxing competitively for over a decade, Tyson was looking for an astronomical fee for an exhibition fight.
Getting Back in Shape
Images were released in recent months of Mike Tyson showing off his quick hands and boxing skills. That video went viral, and talks soon began of ‘Iron Mike’ returning to the ring. Judging by his skills in the videos, it doesn’t look like he has missed a beat, but will we see Tyson stepping into the ring anytime soon?
Tyson Vs. Tyson
Mike Tyson announced that he would be returning to the boxing ring to exclusively fight in exhibition matches. He was reportedly offered $20 million to compete in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, but Tyson turned that down. Tyson’s people then got in contact with one of the biggest stars in heavyweight boxing today, Tyson Fury. Fury claimed talks were positive, but nothing ever came of it.
The heavyweight champion explained in an interview with iFL TV that Mike Tyson asked for $500 million to step into the ring. Needless to say, nothing ever materialized. Fury also claimed that he only received a $10 million offer from ESPN to take the fight with the returning legend.
Nothing to Gain
The current WBC heavyweight champion said taking the fight with Iron Mike was a lose-lose for him. He either got knocked out by a 53-year-old man or was a bully for beating a boxer way past his peak.
Boxing has always been a lucrative sport, but it looks like Mike Tyson might need to ask for a bit less if he’s going to return to the boxing ring. With Tyson asking for $500 million, it’s going to have to be one special exhibition fight for his dream to become a reality.
The LA Kings Have Unveiled Their Throwback-Inspired Third Uniforms
The LA Kings have unveiled the new version of their uniform, and it is a throwback-inspired one. The team did the unveiling on the eve of the start of the 2021-22 NHL season, and their third uniforms have a heavy nod to those the team wore during the late ’80s and early-to-mid ’90s. The new alternate jerseys are from Adidas and are made with a series of high-performance recycled materials.
The New LA Kings Uniforms Are White and Have Their 1988-98 Logo On the Chest
While the uniforms are white, metallic silver is also present throughout the design, which is different from the flat gray the originals used. The gloves of the players are no longer black but instead are also white, while the striping is entirely different compared to the 1988-98 version. The arms and around the waist of the jersey and the sock striping have all undergone significant changes.
According to the LA Kings, the logo from the 90s that the authentic adizero Primegreen Alternate Jersey has reintroduced was important to the city and its pop culture as a permanent alternate mark. Also, the full proper silver material that the stripes and crest have to them were there to honor the club’s primary colors which include silver.
The LA Kings Will Use the Chrome Helmets They Debuted at a Stadium Series Game In 2020 In Colorado
The LA Kings have also stated that they have combined the chrome helmets they debuted at a game in 2020 in Colorado Springs with white player gloves. They have also pointed out how the fresh, new modern look also includes a special 90s logo patch on the pants. The metallic chrome silver helmet that the Kings will pair the set with is probably the biggest change so far. The old helmet was white and had a rounder shape.
The LA Kings will debut the new uniforms at home when they face the Washington Capitals on November the 17th. The new set will be worn a total of fifteen times during the 2021-22 season. It replaces the gray alternate uniforms that the Kings had been using since 2016.