MMA, kickboxer, professional wrestler, Bob Sapp recently made some bold claims about the legendary pro-boxer Mike Tyson. Sapp claimed that nobody would be talking about Tyson if it wasn’t for him.
Bob Sapp opens up on Mike Tyson
Sapp is currently under contract with Rizin Fighting Federation. While, it has been rumoured that Mike Tyson is looking for another opponent in the ring, Bob Sapp claimed that ‘Iron Mike’ is too scared to fight him. Tyson sports a record 50 wins and 6 losses, with 44 knockouts.
During an interview with ‘MMAnytt‘, Bob Sapp spoke of Mike Tyson and credited himself for bringing the 55-year-old out of retirement as he faced Roy Jones Jr.
“We first got involved in 2003 in Las Vegas, Bob Sapp said about his history with Mike Tyson. There was some pushing and shoving when I met him at the Bellagio. I am responsible for bringing him out of retirement. It’s impossible for anyone to be a Mike Tyson fan without them being a Bob Sapp fan, because I’m the guy that brought him out of retirement! Nobody would be talking about him at all if it wasn’t for me!”
As it seems, Bob Sapp was going to be Mike Tyson’s original opponent after coming out of retirement. However, that was not the case as Tyson ended up fighting Roy Jones Jr. upon his return in November 2020. Speaking about the fight that wasn’t and claiming Tyson is too scared to fight him.
“They decided to draw up some scheme in which they decided to circumvent me because (Tyson) is very scared to fight me. I got him from 10 million to 20 million and then the price raised to 50 million, and we ended up selling at 30 million dollars with the PPV that would take it up to 50 million. However, it never worked out because Azheem (Tyson’s manager/brother-in-law) wanted millions of dollars to go straight to his pocket, and then with Tyson being so scared and all, these price increases came after he saw a picture of what I looked like.”
Bob Sapp continued:
“The guy is truly truly truly scared. We understand that he is scared because of how I look and how big I am. That’s kind of f**ked up, but I understand that because all of these other guys are also scared.”