WWE star Bobby Lashley could go head to head with Mike Tyson in huge fight

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An all-star fight matchup could be in the works between WWE star Bobby Lashley and boxing legend Mike Tyson.

During an interview with Fightful, Lashley said that he was approached by a representative from a bare-knuckle boxing company representative about the possibility of fighting Tyson.

Lashley said it would be an "honour" to fight Iron Mike, adding that the 20,000-capacity Madison Square Garden in New York City was suggested as a potential venue.

The fighter was quick to point out that the bout was in the feeling-out stage and was by no means confirmed.

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However, even if it was to be agreed between the two men, it is unclear whether Lashley would even be permitted to fight as he'd likely need the WWE to grant him permission to get in the boxing ring.

Lashley’s last fight was in October 2016, winning via submission against Josh Appelt.

Tyson's last professional boxing fight was way back in 2005 against Kevin McBride, and resulted in a loss.

But Tyson didn't hang up the gloves for good.

Some 15 years later, in November 2020, he faced off against fellow former heavyweight Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition match.

The contest was scored as a controversial split draw.

YouTuber Jake Paul faced NBA player Nate Robinson in the Co-Main event, winning by knockout in the second round.

Paul, who is now a professional boxer, went on to beat MMA fighters Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley, both by knockout.

He is due to face Hasim Rahman Jr on August 6.


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  • Mike Tyson
  • Boxing
  • WWE

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