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Briggs confirms fight with Tyson

Former undisputed champion, Tyson has been back in training for some time working towards a return to the ring in a charity bout.

53 year old Tyson had been offered a million dollars to fight a former rugby league player in Australia, with Sonny Bill Williams one of those mentioned.

Evander Holyfield was reportedly also interested, but it appears two time world champion Briggs has landed a deal.

48 year old Briggs made this announcement on Instagram. "I just talked to Mike Tyson, it's going down, me and Mike. We're going to make it happen, it's official."

Mike Tyson says he's back

The 53-year-old caught the attention of the boxing world last week when he posted a short video of a workout that showed he possesses plenty of the punching power and speed that allowed him to become the first heavyweight to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles.

Tyson said then that he was considering a return to the ring for some exhibition bouts to raise money for charity.

The newest video showed Tyson growling through a workout hitting the pads in yet another display of the ferocious power that made him one of the sport's most feared punchers.

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Tyson dismisses Sonny Bill Williams fight – report

Tyson, 53, had been offered $3 million to fight Williams but the Daily Mail says Tyson was unimpressed when promoters floated the idea, saying if he got back into the ring it would be with a real boxer not a rugby player.

Tyson's management had been negotiating with Australian promoters to take part in a multi-million dollar charity bout in Melbourne next year.

Williams, who has had seven fights as a professional for seven wins has said he was willing to get into the ring with Tyson despite his limited boxing experience.

Mike Tyson's million-dollar offer to face Sonny Bill Williams in charity bout

Last month, boxing icon Tyson revealed his ambitions to return to the ring for charity fights and social media videos reveal he still possesses his legendary punching power. 

The 53-year-old has been training with renowned mixed martial arts coach Rafael Cordeiro, who's convinced Tyson could fight again.

Australian boxing promoter Brian Amatruda has told the Daily Mail that he's contacted celebrity agent Max Markson with a view to bringing Tyson to Australia.  

Tyson : McGregor is going to get killed fighting Mayweather

UFC champion McGregor will step out of the octagon and into the ring to fight unbeaten boxer Mayweather in Las Vegas on August 26.

Many have weighed in on who will win the hyped fight and now Tyson has voiced his opinion as Mayweather puts his perfect 49-0 record on the line against the unproven Irishman.

"McGregor is going to get killed boxing," Tyson told Barstool Sports on Monday. "Boxing? I got mad because I thought they were going to use MMA rules against boxing because that's what it's all about: Can the boxer beat the MMA guy?"

Mike Tyson opens up on abuse

One of the most feared men in the history of the sport, Tyson had a troubled upbringing in Brooklyn, New York, before going on to become the youngest boxer to win the world heavyweight title at 20-years-old.

While much is known about his rough childhood, which included involvement in petty crime and regular stints at reformatory schools, he has revealed even grimmer details about what he went through at a young age.

Mike Tyson: Anthony Joshua must stay clear of the distractions success can bring

Joshua, 27, knocked out Wladimir Klitschko in May to add the WBA title to the IBF strap he already held.

But Tyson - a two-time world heavyweight champion - has warned the position can be "a crown of thorns".

In a wide-ranging interview with BBC Radio 5 live boxing's Mike Costello, Tyson outlined his belief in Joshua's ability, gave his views on a potential Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor bout and offered insight into the man who turned him into the youngest heavyweight champion in history.

Joshua changed boxing – Tyson

Joshua retained his IBF heavyweight title and claimed the vacant WBA and IBO straps with an 11th-round stoppage of Klitschko in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley.

The Briton sent Klitschko to the canvas in the fifth round but appeared set for defeat after the Ukrainian knocked him down a round later.

However, the unbeaten Joshua recovered and hit Klitschko with a penultimate-round barrage that sent the 41-year-old to the deck twice more before the referee called a halt to an enthralling contest.

Mike Tyson will train Chris Brown in his fight against rapper Soulja Boy

The former heavyweight champion was asked to help out by 50 Cent after some major beef between the pair over the last few weeks.

"I'm gonna teach him how to bite somebody's ear. Yeah, that's right," he said in a video on Instagram.

"I'm gonna teach him every dirty trick in the book to knock you out. Because I'm not going to teach him how to run."

Soulja Boy is going to be trained by another former boxing champ, Floyd Mayweather, who announced the bout on Instagram.