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3rd Mike Tyson Vs Evander Holyfield Fight On Tap?

“Tyson already received a $1 million offer, which was soon upped to $3 million from Australian promoter Brian Amatruda.”

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It might be too easy to ask this question right now considering fans are starved for new and live sports content, but would you pay to watch Holyfield vs. Tyson III?

The current sports hiatus has proven that fans love to reminisce, and we’re all great at believing the last generation was the best. Michael Jordan isn’t coming back to the NBA, we’ve seen the last of Manning vs. Brady, but maybe boxing can provide a glimpse of what used to be, by sending two fighters in their 50’s back to the ring. 

Last week, one 5-second training video of 53-year old Mike Tyson triggered lucrative fight offers. In an Instagram Live interview with T.I. Harris, Tyson said he wants to box three or four round exhibitions for charity. Monday afternoon, Iron Mike made a possible return to the ring seem like more of a reality, posting an intense training video while proclaiming “I’m Back.”

Keep in mind, the last time Tyson won a sanctioned boxing match was Feb. 22, 2003. Putting in perspective how long ago that was, the night before Tyson won his last fight, Michael Jordan scored 43 points, leading the Washington Wizards to victory over the New Jersey Nets. 

Tyson already received a $1 million offer, which was soon upped to $3 million from Australian promoter Brian Amatruda. Later, Tyson received and declined a $20 million bid from Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship President David Feldman. 

In the meantime, 57-year old Evander Holyfield has also shared training videos while announcing a return to the ring, looking to raise money for charity through exhibition matches. Tyson has stated he hopes to raise money for drug addicts and homeless people. Holyfield’s initiative is #Unite4OurFight which will help underprivileged students during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Admittedly, I’ve never been a boxing fan, but I was locked in when a 60-year old Rocky Balboa returned to the ring in 2006, so I would absolutely pay for Evander Holyfield vs Mike Tyson III.

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Peyton Manning Doesn’t Believe Manningcast Will Ever Be Season-Long

“We thought 10 was a good number. We kind of run out of things to talk about after 10. Plus, I think it keeps our guests kind of fresh.”

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The Manningcast has grown to become the most popular alternate broadcast in an ever-expanding space, but Peyton Manning said he doesn’t believe the show will ever be seen during the entire season.

During a Q&A with USA Today, Manning said he doesn’t see the alternate broadcast ever growing to be the entire season.

“We thought 10 was a good number. We kind of run out of things to talk about after 10. Plus, I think it keeps our guests kind of fresh. Thirty guests that really love football, come from different professions and different backgrounds just kind of makes it more fresh. But ESPN, certainly, says there are certain games that are important to them, but then Eli and I had the ability where, if a date didn’t work because of a family commitment or whatnot, maybe we go to the next week.” 

Manning was also asked how he stays focused with all of the production elements going on while he’s also on the air.

“It’s a little chaotic,” Manning said. “I think at first, Eli and I were kind of like maybe worried about the delay, we kept talking over each other. We had some hot mic moments. Eli shot the double-bird last year. I think we kind of came to find out that’s what makes the show a little different. That you’re going to have that, and it’s not going to be so buttoned-up. The football game is still the priority. But maybe those slow times in the game, a 2nd-and-1 running play from your own 20-yard line, maybe not that interesting to break that down. So let’s talk to Snoop Dog about his youth football experience and his passion for the Pittsburgh Steelers. So we feel like we kind of know when to bring the guest in.”

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Jenny Taft Details Security Measures For Female Journalists In Qatar For World Cup

“I just had to go through a special gate in Qatar for ladies only. Somehow, I don’t feel that special about it.”

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Much has been made about the abysmal human rights record of World Cup host Qatar as the Middle East nation sees worldwide attention for one of the first times. FOX Sports reporter Jenny Taft detailed the experience of a female journalist covering the event, and was less than impressed.

“I just had to go through a special gate in Qatar for ladies only,” Taft said. “Somehow, I don’t feel that special about it.”

Taft had received pushback from viewers and media personalities for her coverage during the World Cup opener, and her interview with the organizers of Qatar’s bid to host the event. Many called FOX’s coverage “tone-deaf” and “proppoganda”.

Taft has continued chronically her experience at the World Cup on her TikTok account, with one video mentioning how difficult it was to leave behind her baby for the nearly month-long assignment.

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Peter Burns Apologizes To Ben Watson After On-Air Joke About Wife

In a tweet, Burns said “the truth is that I crossed the line”, noting that Watson “couldn’t have handled it better with his humor and class”.

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SEC Network host Peter Burns has publicly apologized to analyst Ben Watson and his wife Kirsten for an off-color joke he made during halftime of Saturday’s Florida/Vanderbilt game on the network.

While joking about Watson’s suit being lighter in color than everyone else’s on set, Watson said he didn’t care what the other hosts thought about his suit, just as long as his wife thought he looked nice, and asked her to “send the text” letting him know he looked good. Burns quipped “that’s not the text she sent me” before going to commercials. When the show returned, Burns and Watson were not on set, and the former NFL tight end insinuated the pair had a strong disagreement during the break.

Later that evening, Burns tweeted a picture of the pair with the caption #Friendship, which Watson retweeted saying Burns needed to publicly apologize. He did that Monday evening.

In a tweet, Burns said “the truth is that I crossed the line”, noting that Watson “couldn’t have handled it better with his humor and class”.

An ESPN representative had previously told OutKick the entire situation was a joke, calling it a “performance bit”, adding Watson “100% deserves an Emmy nomination”.

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