CES Boxing Offering Mike Tyson $1,000,000-Plus To Fight
Juiseppe Angelo Cusumano
Classic Entertainment and Sports (CES), founded and operated
by veteran boxing promoter Jimmy Burchfield, Sr., is
offering "Iron" Mike Tyson $1,000,000 to square-off with
Juiseppe Angelo Cusumano, plus a percentage of closed
circuit receipts to be negotiated, as well a $200,000
donation to whatever charity Tyson's wife prefers.
Jimmy Burchfield, Sr., known as "The Hardest Working
Promoter in Combat Sports"
"If Mike Tyson is serious about making a comeback,"
Burchfield said, "we're prepared to make him a legitimate
offer to fight Cusumano in a 6 or 8-round fight, whichever
Mike chooses. After three months of the COVID-19 pandemic,
boxing fans are hungry to watch real fights, not
exhibitions. Tyson is a boxer and a damn good one at that!
He's not a bare-knuckle fighter or wrestler. A real boxing
match is what we're interested in promoting!"
Tyson (50-6, 49 KOs) hasn't officially fought since June 11,
The 6' 4" Cusumano (18-3, 16 KOs) is an Italian heavyweight
who fights out of Carini, Sicily.
CES needs to make sure that Tyson is medically cleared
before proceeding. His complete medical exam results are
required by CES to be submitted with a June 25, 2020
deadline. The date and venue for Tyson vs. Cusumano is to be
determined, but open to negotiations once CES has spoken to
Tyson or his representatives.
"Cusumano will be a true gauge for Tyson's first fight in 15
years," Burchfield added. "This is a fight boxing fans want
to see, not an exhibition, because it will let everyone know
exactly where he's at today and whether or not he can truly
challenge a (Tyson) Fury, (Anthony) Joshua, or (Deontay)
Wilder. We're ready to negotiate in good faith right now."
CES has been promoting boxing events for nearly 30 years and
its stable of fighters has included 5-time world champion
Vinny Paz, who was a very close teammate of Tyson's when
they were amateurs, 3-time world titlist Chad Dawson, Peter
Manfredo, Jr., Ray Olivieria, Jason Estrada, Matt Godfrey,
Gary "Tiger" Balletto, and Matt Remillard, among the more