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Mike Tyson ‘has something big lined up and fire in stomach again’ at 53 with boxing return nearing, reveals Dana White

MIKE TYSON has something "big" lined up ahead of his boxing comeback, revealed Dana White.

The 53-year-old has been bombarded with offers as he prepares to step back into the ring - 15 years after his retirement.

Heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury claimed he has an accepted an offer to fight the American veteran.

There has also been a lot of talk surrounding a trilogy fight between Tyson and old rival Evander Holyfield.

Tyson has been knuckling down in the gym since he announced his plans to take part in exhibition bouts for charity.

White was among the long-list of stars that begged close pal Tyson not to make a comeback at the age of 53.

But the UFC chief has now changed his mind - and is now backing him to be a huge hit when he makes his return.

Speaking to ESPN, White said: "Originally, I came and out and said, 'Listen, I'd like Mike not to fight'.

"I even got Mike a TV show, to try and keep him from fighting.

"But Mike Tyson is a grown man, he can do whatever.

"The guy is powerful, looks explosive and has got himself in great shape.

"From what I'm hearing from them,  they have something lined up, something big. He's going to get in there."

Tyson, who became the youngest heavyweight champion in history at the age of 20, told White that he has the "fire" back in his stomach.

White added: "We talked about it and he said, 'Listen, I feel that fire in my stomach. I want to get in there and mix it up again'.

"I'm fully supportive of him."

A date has not been agreed for Tyson's bout, but White admitted he will be in attendance whenever it takes place.

He said: "I'll be at this one, I will absolutely go.

"I don't care if there's no crowd allowed. I'll figure out how to get into that one."

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