Kevin McBride wants to fight rematch Miike Tyson 56-year-old, “threatens” to make Tyson retire for the second time.
Sixth failure in his career put an end to the relationship between Tyson and the world of boxing. Mike “Iron” announced his retirement amidst the sorrow of his fans.
Fifteen years later, Tyson decided to make a comeback to the boxing stage by engaging in exhibition matches with Roy Jones Jr. After their clash at the Staples Center in 2020, Mike “Iron” expected to step into the ring for a few more fights.
Potential opponents like Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis… were mentioned. McBride, the man who once forced Tyson into retirement, was also willing to face the “baddest man on the planet” once again.
“I want to see Tyson take down Jones and then say, ‘I want to fight the last man who defeated me.’ Of course, I want a rematch with Tyson. I am sure to give him a rematch. I also want a chance to finish this,” McBride shared on Sky Sports.
He added, “It’s strange, but Tyson is a big star, and everyone is interested. He’s still very dangerous.
“Everyone wants to know what kind of warrior he will be.
“He tried to bite my ni.pp.le so maybe he’ll try to bite Jones Jr.’s nose!
“I don’t think that’s a good idea, though. But aren’t we warriors? We want to fight.”
Reflecting on the 2005 fight, McBride said, “Fighting Tyson was a dream for me. But to beat him?
“He had power, and he was tough. George Foreman knocked out Michael Moore at the age of 44 – the last thing that leaves you is power.
“Tyson is always dangerous, regardless of his age. He will always be able to knock you out.
“He hit me on the body, and I felt something move on the other side.
“Then he hit me with a very good right hand on the top of my head, and I saw stars for a moment!
“He tried to break my arm. He tried to bite me.
“But I leaned on him, pushed him around, used my weight. I always thought a big man would beat a smaller man.
“He hit me with some good shots, but I felt his energy draining, I felt his will leaving him.
“In the sixth round, he hit me with a good shot, but I said to him, ‘Is that all you’ve got? You’re in trouble…’
“Deep down, I hoped that was all he had!
“He just quit.
“He quit on his stool. He had a chance to walk out in the middle of the round but didn’t succeed.
“That will haunt him for the rest of his life, regarding boxing, because he quit on his stool.
“I was a little disappointed. I was a little sad. He’s a legend.
“A man from his lineage just retired.”