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Remember When Mike Tyson Was Supposed To Fight In K-1?

Mike Tyson K-1

Mike Tyson is one of the most popular names in Boxing, he is beloved by fans despite his controversial career.

Despite his popularity, there was a time when Iron Mike was in trouble financially. In August of 2003 the former heavyweight champ filed for bankruptcy, which likely what prompted Tyson to look into Kickboxing.

When Bob Sapp entered the world of Kickboxing he was quite the draw, he had two stoppage wins against K-1 legend Ernesto Hoost. Sapp stood 6 feet 5 inches and weighed 320 lbs. He was a huge star in Japan, people wanted to see what this behemoth of a man could do.

On August 13, 2003 Sapp fought Kimo Leopold under the K-1 promotional banner in Las Vegas. Sapp won the bout against Kimo by KO in the second round. The fight was good, but the aftermath was better.

Rather than bask in his victory, Sapp headed over to the edge of the ring and set his sights on Mike Tyson, who was in attendance. Naturally, Tyson was more than happy to head into the ring for a little showdown. Clearly the idea of this fight was something that was on the minds of the people in charge of K-1.

Tyson entered the ring and Sapp charged at him, and the trash talk began.

(Click next to watch Mike Tyson and Bob Sapp square up in the K-1 ring)

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