Mike Tyson, 54, given green light to fight Chris Jericho by AEW president after ‘great job’ in last appearance

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MIKE TYSON has been given the green light to fight Chris Jericho by All Elite Wrestling owner Tony Khan. 

The 54-year-old has reportedly rejected a £14million offer to fight Wanderlei Silva in a Bare Knuckle Boxing match.

A rematch against Evander Holyfield looks more likely as talks are underway over a November bout in the Middle East.

The Baddest Man on the Planet will take on a great white SHARK in an incredible man vs beast challenge.

Tyson will feature on the annual summer TV programme Shark Week.

And he has also vowed to “kick Chris Jericho’s ass” if he makes his return to AEW.

The superstar has forayed into the WWE world on several occasions and is a member of the company’s Hall of Fame.

He memorably started with a showdown with Stone Cold Steve Austin back in 1998.

Tyson ventured back into wrestling 12 years later as guest host of Monday Night Raw.

And he ended up delivering a brutal punch to Jericho – with Y2J recently opening up on how terrified he was at the whole experience.

That feud has now re-surfaced as the wrestling star and boxing icon came to blows again on AEW’s Dynamite after Jericho demanded an apology for the incident a decade ago.

Jericho continues to call out Tyson since their shoving match and says he would be the perfect opponent for his comeback match.

And AEW’s president told Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson on their podcast he would “love to” have Tyson back.

Khan said: “I like Mike a lot. Mike did a great job on Double of Nothing and I think there was a great amount of publicity and the show did very well.

“I have to attribute something to Mike’s presence there.

“I really think the world of Mike and I’d love to have Mike back if we could ever work it out.

“There’s a lot of great matches out there in the future, but if we could ever put Mike and Chris together and do Tyson vs. Jericho, I think it would be great.”

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