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Mike Tyson’s next boxing opponent hinted at as two heavyweights are called out

Mike Tyson is expected to make another incredible return to boxing to fight Lennox Lewis by the end of the year.

Tyson, 55, made a comeback last November in an eight-round exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr, which ended in a split decision draw.

'Iron Mike' has since stated that he'd like a rematch with Lewis, 56, who famously beat him when the pair squared off for the latters' three world titles in 2002.

And according to Michael Franzese, the pair are set to sensationally go head to head once more.

Speaking with Tyson on his Sit Down podcast, former New York mobster Franzese, 70, declared: "He’s going to be fighting again in December. Lennox Lewis, and I can tell you he’s in great shape.”

And 'the baddest man of the planet' not only embraced the claim, but also outlined another boxing legend he wanted to fight again, as well as touting a sensational potential bout with Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury.

“I just want to get the exhibition over Lennox Lewis and probably my next one will be with Joshua or Tyson,” he added.

Tyson has voiced these ambitions before, but this is the first time he, or Franzese, have suggested something is provisionally in place.

Back in April, the former undisputed heavyweight world champion said: “I want (Evander) Holyfield and I want Lennox Lewis this year.

“I want both of them, I want to get them both this year. I also want to box an exhibition with Tyson Fury.

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“If I do that, even if I can get those two guys (Lewis and Holyfield), I’ll say, ‘This is a wrap, I’m just gonna live life.’

“And that’s just exhibitions. I’m gonna break all my professional true records with exhibitions.”

His history with both Lewis and Holyfield is notorious.

The build-up to his clash with the British fighter was marred by a brawl at a press conference in New York, with Tyson infamously biting Lewis' leg and having to pay him $335,000.

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His second match-up with Holyfield is even more infamous.

After 'the real deal' had beaten him via TKO in November 1996, the pair's rematch seven months later ended in disgrace, with Tyson disqualified for biting off part of the now 58-year-old's ear.

As a result, Tyson had his boxing licence revoked for more than a year and was fined $3million.

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