ANOTHER former foe comes out of the woodwork!: Mike Tyson offered £900,000 for rematch with 1995 opponent Peter McNeeley amid 53-year-old’s rumoured comeback
- Mike Tyson has been offered £900,000 for a rematch with Peter McNeeley
- Tyson defeated McNeeley in just 89 seconds in the original fight in 1995
- The 53-year-old has been in training during lockdown amid a comeback
- McNeeley is the latest of past opponents offer the heavyweight a rematch
Mike Tyson has been offered £900,000 to fight Peter McNeeley in a rematch of their 1995 clash.
Tyson retired from boxing 15 years ago but has been preparing to make a return to the ring and has already been offered rematches with former rivals Evander Holyfield and Danny Williams.
McNeeley, 51, has not fought since 2001 and is the latest challenger attempting to persuade the 53-year-old to do battle again.
Mike Tyson has been offered £900,000 to fight Peter McNeeley in a rematch of their 1995 bout
McNeeley is the latest of past opponents to offer Tyson a re-match amid a potential comeback
The 53-year-old defeated his opponent easily and after just 89 seconds in the first round
‘Mike Tyson, do you want me to try to wrap you in a cocoon of horror again?’ he told Boxing Scene.
The former heavyweight champion first fight against McNeeley was short lived after he destroyed his opponent in just over a minute.
The American secured two knockdowns in the opening round with McNeeley’s throwing in the towel just 89 seconds into the fight.
The former heavyweight champion has shared various videos of his training during lockdown
Boston Boxing Promotions are trying to recreate the lucrative clash and have approached Tyson with a huge offer.
Promoter Peter Czymbor said: ‘Some have asked if this is a publicity stunt, and to that I choose to dodge the question.
‘This will be an event like no other when it comes off.
The 51-year-old McNeeley has not fought since 2001 but is ready to avenge his previous defeat
‘We are offering undercard slots to the entire cast of Tiger King, the girl who got hit in the head with a basketball she threw behind her at a hoop while dancing on TikTok, and Doja Cat because I can’t get that ‘Say So’ song out of my head.’
Iron Mike has spent the last month in training and has shared several videos of his transformation on Instagram.
If he agrees to the rematch with McNeeley, a percentage of the gate will be donated to a profusion of local charities to be named at a later date.
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