Although the boxing world sees fresh meat in the ring every single year, there’s no doubt about the fact that Mike Tyson will forever go down in history as one of the best boxers the world has ever seen. This former world heavyweight champion is notorious within the sport, and it seems as though everyone knows his name. We bet you didn’t know that he’s planning a comeback, though…
An Impressive Career
Over the course of his career, Mike Tyson has made a name for himself as the man who kept Tigers as pets, the man with the face tattoos, and the man who reigned supreme in the ring. Sure, there may have been a little incident involving Mike Tyson’s teeth and Evander Holyfield’s ear – but we’ve since moved past that moment. This legendary boxer made his way into the ring from 1985 until 2005, and fans have been asking for him to make a comeback ever since.
Back In The Ring
Well, it seems as though that time has finally come. During an Instagram live session with rapper TI during the lockdown period, Mike Tyson confirmed that he was back in training to get himself back in the ring. At 53 years old, he’s not as young as he once was, but it seems as though that’s not going to stop him.
Raising Money For Charity
Although Mike is trying to get himself back in shape, he did confirm that he’s not getting back into the ring to play for titles. Instead, he wants to use his fitness and his fame to take part in charity matches that will raise money for those who need it. As someone who has struggled with homelessness, bankruptcy, and the effects of narcotics, Mike knows what it’s like to hit rock bottom, and he doesn’t want anyone else to go through it.
Are you excited to see Mike Tyson back in the ring?
Everything You Need to Know About the Return of the Champions League
With all of Europe’s top soccer leagues finally wrapped up, there is still more action to look forward to. The Champions League will resume on August 7, and here’s everything you need to know about the return of the famous competition.
Settling The Scores
There are still a few last 16 second legs to be wrapped up, so the competition will begin there. That’s where we will see Manchester City attempt to hold on to their 2-1 lead over Real Madrid. Juventus will attempt to overturn their 1-0 deficit against Lyon, while Bayern Munich brings a 3-0 lead against Chelsea. Finally, Barcelona will look to join the next round but will have to overcome Napoli, with whom they tied the first leg 1-1.
Teams To Watch
The three favorites to win the Champions League are Bayern Munich, Manchester City, and Paris Saint Germain. Should Bayern reach the quarter-finals, they will be rewarded with a tie against the winner of Barcelona vs. Napoli.
Manchester City are in control against Real Madrid but aren’t guaranteed victory as the Spanish champions are just one goal behind. Whoever wins this game will play the winner of Lyon and Juventus. PSG have already booked their place in the last eight and will face off against Atalanta. The final two teams are RB Leipzig and Atletico Madrid, who face off in the final quarter-final.
After the round of 16 games are tied up on August 7 and 8, the quarter-finals will begin on August 12. There will be no second legs, meaning it’s a straight knockout competition. The semi-finals will be played on August 18, with the final set for August 23 in Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal.
There is plenty to look out for when the Champions League resumes. It’s going to feel like a mini World Cup, and that alone is a reason to make sure you tune in.