Bob Sapp Fires Shots At “Very Scared” Mike Tyson: “He Saw A Picture Of What I Looked Like”

'The Beast' had some choice words for the legendary heavyweight boxer

Bob Sapp, Mike Tyson
Credit: Bob Sapp, Mike Tyson (via Instagram)

Bob Sapp claims Mike Tyson is very scared to fight him.

‘The Beast’ used to be a mainstay in MMA having competed for over 16 years. He started his professional career in 2002 with his debut coming under Pride FC. Following a short run of success, he would move on to numerous other promotions including K-1. His final outing would be in September 2018 against Abdelrahman Shalan.

Sapp hit a skid in his career during the later part; he dropped 17 out of his final 18 bouts and was defeated by a knockout or technical knockout in 14 overall contests.

A famous video of Sapp threatening Tyson went viral earlier this year as he rallied for an exhibition bout with the legendary boxer.

Bob Sapp claims Mike Tyson is scared of him

In an interview with MMAnytt, Bob Sapp talked about how his beef with ‘Iron’ Mike began and alleged that he’s the reason Tyson came out of retirement.

“We first got involved in 2003 in Las Vegas. 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!”

Sapp says that Tyson was afraid 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 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.”

He accused Azheem Spicer, a relative of Tyson to be a major cause for the event not taking place as well as the boxing Hall of Famer for cutting him out.

“Hey 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 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.”

Sapp says he’s got more offers from other pros

During the same interview, ‘The Beast’ shared that he had received numerous offers from different people of his stature in the entertainment business as well as former athletes.

“Let’s talk about all the pros that have called me out, ones that are scared: Mike Tyson, Thor from Game of Thrones, Shaquille O’Neal and Evander Holyfield. But we couldn’t understand what [Holyfield] was saying because he is punch drunk and is mumbling all the time.

“We don’t know if he accepted the offer or denied it because we couldn’t understand what he was saying! It was too dangerous to bring him into the ring because he is too punch drunk!”

“We have gotten so many offers it is ridiculous. We are discussing how big this is gonna get! Bob Sapp vs Mike Tyson here in Thailand – Let’s go!”

Sapp is close friends with Samer Suojhayer, CEO of Yuth Sport Gear, an influential businessman in Thailand. That may explain his enthusiasm for trying to host the potential showdown in the country.

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