Mike Tyson competed in a boxing match for the first time in over a decade this past Saturday Night, but according to BKFC President David Feldman, a move by Tyson to the BKFC could produce more interest in potential future fights.
Feldman says a Tyson fight in the BKFC could produce four times more interest than his return to boxing.
“Here’s the thing — how many people are going to watch this fight? Everybody,” Feldman said to MMA Fighting. “Now just imagine, this is a quote-unquote sparring session. Not really a sparring session but let’s call it that cause that’s what they’re billing it as. Now imagine if he was to fight not a boxer but an MMA fighter in a bare-knuckle fight. It would double or quadruple the interest in this thing. So maybe something can happen after this fight. Who knows. Let’s see what Mike Tyson looks like on Saturday night. Let’s see how Roy Jones looks because who knows what could happen but I’m definitely going to be a very, very interested spectator.”
There has been offers made to Tyson by BKFC in the past, but they have yet to be accepted by the fighter or his team.
The BKFC President also takes a shot at the rule set for the bout, which ended in a draw.
“Look, they have different things in place right now that says you can do this, you can do that, but at the end of the day, I explained it like when I used to spar my brother all the time,” Feldman said. “Whoever landed the first shot, it turned into an all-out war every time that we sparred. Call it a sparring session or not, these are two of the best that ever did it. I would be very shocked if one of them hits the other with a good shot that it doesn’t turn into an all-out war. I’ll be very shocked at that.”