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Mike Tyson called out for heavyweight clash at 53 by Luis Ortiz for August showdown as return to boxing draws close


MIKE TYSON has been called out for a fight by Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz.

All the talk recently has been who Tyson could face as he makes a return to the sport at the age of 53.

One of the latest names to be linked with lacing up the gloves against Iron Mike for charity was current WBC heavyweight champ Tyson Fury.

Tyson's great rival Evander Holyfield has also said he will return for boxing exhibition bouts and a trilogy scrap could be an option.

Holyfield is 2-0 up against Tyson, one of those being the notorious ear-biting fight of 1997 that saw Tyson disqualified.

Heavyweight boxers Shannon Briggs and UFC legends Tito Ortiz and Wanderlei Silva have also said they would fancy it.

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But a more realistic option could be another Ortiz, the 41-year-old boxer Luis, who wants another two fights this year the first in August.

He has challenged for the WBC belt twice, losing both times by KO to then-champ Deontay Wilder.

Speaking to El Nuevo Herald, Ortiz said: "You know me and you know I am not a boxer to sit down and choose names for convenience.

“I'm going against whoever wants it. There's a lot of talk about Mike Tyson's return now.

"If he wants, I'll even go against him. I just need a name and a date."

Those two losses to Wilder are the only ones on Ortiz's pro record, with 31 wins, 26 by KO.

He was well ahead on points against Wilder in their 2019 rematch before the American landed one of his wonder-shots to end it in the seventh.

Tyson, meanwhile, has got the whole world talking after showing off a stunning body transformation.

Tyson ballooned to a whopping 27st after retiring in 2005 but has since lost 10st to get himself back into terrific shape.

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