Mike Tyson offered title chance on “same night” of Joshua or Fury fight
For many, the prospect of facing Mike Tyson and one of Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury on the same night is one best avoided.
However, heavyweight champion Trevor Bryan would relish the opportunity, calling out all three boxers in a recent statement.
The WBA ‘Regular’ belt holder Bryan earned his title with an 11 th round TKO of Bermane Stiverne In January, maintaining his unbeaten record.
Joshua still holds the WBA ‘Super’ belt, as well as the IBF and WBO divisional titles, which he successfully defended against Kubrat Pulev in December.
Meanwhile, Fury is the WBC heavyweight boxing champion, having defeated Deontay Wilder last year.
Speculation continues as to when the two will fight, but Bryan has thrown his hat in the ring to contend for the British pair's belts.
Speaking to World Boxing News, Bryan said: "Bring on Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. I'll take their belts and become the undisputed heavyweight champion.
"I'll even give Iron Mike Tyson the opportunity to come back and fight me for my title. I'm more than ready, so let's get it on. We are ready to go.
"I'll take on Mike Tyson for a tune-up, and then I'll fight either Joshua or Fury the same night."
While the world waits for the blockbuster fight between Fury and Joshua, Bryan’s challenge to Tyson looks like it might go ahead.
Bryan’s promoter, and boxing royalty, Don King was recently seen lunching with his ex-client Tyson, seemingly to discuss the potential fight.
"Let's make a deal,” King added to World Boxing News.
"Trevor is ready to get back into the ring and claim the other belts."
If the fight with Bryan comes to fruition, Tyson can become the oldest heavyweight champion in history, taking the accolade off George Foreman, who beat Michael Moorer at 45.
The 54-year-old became the youngest world heavyweight champion in 1986 at the age of 20, and 11 years later was the first boxer in over 50 years to be disqualified in a heavyweight title fight after he famously bit Evander Holyfield’s ear.
While a trilogy match between Tyson and Holyfield may have fallen through, ‘Iron’ Mike looks set to fight Lennox Lewis in September.
It would be the former champion’s second fight since his comeback to the sport, after he made his return to the ring in an exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr last year, which ended in a draw.
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