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Mike Tyson rips off shirt and reveals stunning physique at AEW wrestling to scare off WWE legend Jake the Snake Roberts – The Sun

MIKE TYSON made a huge entrance at the TNT wrestling championship – by ripping off his shirt on stage to stop WWE legend Jake 'The Snake' Roberts from interfering with the match.

The Baddest Man on the Planet was meant to be presenting the All Elite Wrestling (AEW) winners with their prize but instead got slap, bang in the middle of the action.



Cody Rhodes and Lance Archer had gone head-to-head to become the first-ever TNT champion at AEW Double or Nothing on Saturday night.

And Iron Mike, 53, – who is set to announce his comeback opponent this week – exploded on to the scene as he got involved with the action.

Fans were totally in awe as Tyson did his thing.

One wrestling fan, Kenny Macintosh, tweeted: "Yassss. Mike Tyson thwarting Jake The Snake. This is a sentence in 2020 and I’m here for it #AEWDoN"

And with Roberts carrying his snake in the sack, another fan, Adam Russo, said: "I was genuinely expecting him to punch the bag."

Rhodes and Archer had continued their hate-fuelled bitterness leading up to the match.

Archer was a 'student' of ultimate baddy Roberts – who was armed with his trademark sack containing a live snake.

With Archer destroying all in his path, Tyson took another step into wrestling folklore.

He clashed with Archer again and again – before Roberts stepped in and got involved.

And once Tyson showed he meant business by ripping his shirt off, making Roberts quickly back down.

Fans might have wanted the former undisputed heavyweight champion to knock Roberts and Archer both out.

Instead he lifted Rhodes' hand to signal the winner and then handed him his title.

Tyson, set for a return to the boxing ring possibly against old foe Evander Holyfield, had earlier sat ringside and was totally gripped by the action before him.

The boxing legend told Lil Wayne on his Young Money Radio show: “I’m feeling better than I’ve ever felt in my life. God has been merciful to me man. I’m gonna get on with it, I’m looking good. Yo Wayne, I’m 230 [pounds] right now!

“Man I’m just getting ready you know, I’m just getting ready to help some people out who are less fortunate than me."

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Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley tops up furloughed salaries to 100%

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley tops up furloughed staff’s salaries to 100% as he tries to move on from row over ‘ill-judged’ bid to keep stores open during lockdown

  • Mr Ashley revealed all staff have been paid their full salaries for April and May
  • In a video he gave a ‘special shout out’ to employees at company’s warehouse
  • They continued packing and sending online orders throughout the pandemic
  • Billionaire said he hoped workers safe and healthy during ‘very uncertain times’ 

Controversial businessman Mike Ashley is topping up his furloughed staff’s salary to 100% this month and says business has been better than expected as he prepares to open his shops on June 1.

After criticism for asking employees to come back to work while on furlough, trying to pay discounted prices for stock and initially refusing to close his stores, the Sports Direct boss has revealed all staff have been paid their full salaries for April and May.

In a video message he gave a ‘special shout out’ to employees at the company’s sprawling warehouse who have continued to work on online orders throughout the pandemic.

Controversial businessman Mike Ashley is topping up his furloughed staff’s salary to 100% this month and says business has been better than expected as he prepares to open his shops on June 1. In a video message, he thanked staff for continuing to work despite the lockdown 

And the billionaire said he hoped workers and their families remain safe and healthy during these ‘very uncertain times’.

Ashley, whose stores includes Sports Direct and House of Fraser, acknowledged the ‘sacrifice’ all employees have had to make in accepting initial pay cuts, including the slashing of executive pay to a maximum of £40,000.

But in a more optimistic note he says he hoped that Fraser Group stores could open from 1st June – with appropriate social distancing and safety guidelines in place.

And he praised the group’s online sales teams, particularly warehouse staff at the firm’s sprawling Shirebrook warehouse in Derbyshire, who have continued to work throughout the lockdown.

He wrote: ‘The Frasers Group is nothing without its people, and I thank you all for your continued support and hard work.

‘I want to thank all of those who committed to the revised salary. We find ourselves in exceptionally difficult times, and we know that this sacrifice was not an easy choice to make.’

After criticism for asking employees to come back to work while on furlough, trying to pay discounted prices for stock and initially refusing to close his stores, the Sports Direct boss has revealed all staff have been paid their full salaries for April and May

But he added: ‘Although the retail landscape remains uncertain, we now find ourselves with a little more clarity.

‘The Sunday before last, the Government announced their plans to restart the economy, including their proposal for the phased re-opening of retail stores.

‘Although not guaranteed, it appears we may be able to begin opening our stores from 1 June 2020.

‘If this is the case, we will be prepared for all social distancing and safety guidelines laid out by the Government.’

Ashley, who is worth £1.949 billion according to the 2020 Sunday Times rich list, continues that all staff will receive 100 per cent of their salary for May, as they did for April, including those who have been furloughed.

He wrote: ‘It is, therefore, with much pleasure and relief that I write to you today, to inform all direct Frasers Groups employees that we will not implement any salary reductions for May.

‘Our people will receive their full expected salaries, as they did in April. This applies to both furloughed and non-furloughed employees.

‘We’re very proud to be one of the only retailers to pay everyone 100 per cent of their salaries during this period.’

And in a video to accompany the letter Ashley praises the hard work of his staff, particularly workers at the Shirebrook headquarters in Derbyshire.

He said: ‘Morning everyone, I hope everyone is well and family are well. Just to say thanks for all your efforts during this unpleasant crisis.

Ashley, whose stores includes Sports Direct and House of Fraser, acknowledged the ‘sacrifice’ all employees have had to make in accepting initial pay cuts, including the slashing of executive pay to a maximum of £40,000

‘A special shout out to Shirebrook. I’m telling you they have done an absolutely amazing job.

‘So thanks everyone and I hope to see you soon.’

Ashley was severely criticized at the outbreak of the pandemic in March when he vowed to keep his Sports Direct stores open, claiming selling sports and fitness equipment is essential during the lockdown.

But the billionaire did a U-turn less than 24 hours later after Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove called the decision wrong and Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that ‘sports kit is not essential’.

All store staff were then put on furlough.

However online sales of Sports Direct and other Fraser Group stoes continued.

Ashley came under the spot light again in April when he sent a bombshell letter to suppliers asking for a 20 per cent discount on unpaid invoices for stock.

And his Fraser Group attracted fresh criticism earlier this month when managers asked staff to come back to work while they were on furlough.

Staff were asked to go into closed stores and pack up stock so it could be sold online.

At the time the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme allowed companies to claim 80 per cent of staff wages from the government but it stated that employees cannot be asked to work during this time.

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Fans convinced Mike Tyson can be world champion again at 53 after watching EXPLOSIVE new training video – The Sun

FANS are convinced Mike Tyson can be a world champion again at the age of 53 after watching his EXPLOSIVE new training video.

The American boxing legend has been back in training lately as he prepares to get back into the ring.


On Monday night, Iron Mike declared, "I'm back", as he showed off his ferocious speed and power.

The clip has already been watched 5.7million times in less than 24 hours.

And after his latest explosive video, fans reckon he could beat Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury to become heavyweight champion of the world once more.

Before the new clip of him in action was shared, just 39 per cent of 30,000 voters believed Tyson could be crowned world champ.

On the other hand, 45 per cent reckoned he had no chance against the likes of AJ and Fury – the current holders of the heavyweight belts – with 16 per cent on the fence.

Can Mike Tyson become heavyweight world champion again?

BEFORE THE VIDEO

NO – 45%

YES – 39%

UNSURE – 16%

AFTER THE VIDEO

YES – 44%

NO – 43%

UNSURE – 13%

But since the latest video was released the fan opinion changed drastically.

Now, 44 per cent of boxing fans believe Tyson CAN become the heavyweight champion of the world again.

A further 43 per cent reckon he will be held back by his age, while 13 per cent are unsure.

Tyson, who last fought professionally 15 years ago, has been stepping up his training in recent weeks.

He has received numerous big-money offers – including from former rugby star Sonny Bill Williams and Tyson Fury's dad John – but will only entertain more serious offers.

As SunSport revealed over the weekend, Tyson is only willing to step into the ring with a "bona fide" opponent as he doesn't want to disrespect the sport he loves.


A source said: "Mike has ruled out the prospect of the exhibition bout in Australia because he does not want to fight a cross-over athlete.

"If Mike returns to boxing, it will only be to fight another bona fide boxer.

"Mike believes anything else would be an insult to the sport."

A trilogy match with fellow retiree Evander Holyfield, 57, is certainly gaining traction with Tyson's rival set to make his own comeback for charity.

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Ricky Hatton fears Mike Tyson return at 53 could end in ‘tragedy’ and warns John Fury is ‘going for it’ after call-out – The Sun

RICKY HATTON has urged Mike Tyson to cancel plans for a comeback at the age of 53 and says it would be a tragedy if the heavyweight legend picked up a "serious injury".

Tyson announced shock plans to make a ring return to compete in exhibition bouts for charity.


He has since had offers to rematch Brit Danny Williams, fight rugby legend Sonny Bill Williams and was even called out by Tyson Fury's dad John – who said he would be willing to "die" in the ring.

But Manchester hero Hatton – who made an unsuccessful comeback in 2012 by losing to Vyacheslav Senchenko after three years out – wants the reformed Baddest Man on The Planet to stay retired.

Hatton, who has lost a stone and a half training in lockdown, told iFL TV: "Everyone said 'Are you fighting Mike Tyson?' One thing I won’t be doing is fighting John Fury. John’s going for it, isn’t he?

“Mike’s in a good place now. When he retired, he wasn’t in a good place. He was on medication.

"Now he’s doing positive things, and he’s doing motivational speaking. He’s talking well and looking well. It’s one thing that you’re talking well and looking well, but you’re 53.

“We all make comebacks because we have so much to improve. That’s why I came back because I felt like I had to redeem myself.

"But Mike has mentally got himself on track, not just physically on track. He’s looking better, talking better, and feeling better.

“Now his body is right, and his head is right, why is he thinking comeback? I don’t get it. It would be a tragedy for him after he went through all those bad times, and got back on the straight and narrow to do himself some serious injury.

“But with Mike making a comeback, I really hope he doesn’t. I think I’m not alone saying that."

 

Tyson has also been using the time in lockdown to dramatically transform his body, having stunned fans by announcing plans to lace up the gloves again.

The American has been training for the last three weeks under MMA mastermind Rafael Cordeiro, hitting pads, bags and working on his conditioning.

But so far it is understood if he is to return it will not be to box as a professional.

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Mike Pence admits he should have worn a mask during Mayo Clinic visit

Vice President Mike Pence has admitted that he should have worn a mask during his visit to the Mayo Clinic — a mea culpa that came amid a backlash for violating the hospital’s coronavirus rules.

“I didn’t think it was necessary, but I should have worn a mask at the Mayo Clinic and I wore it when I visited the ventilator plant in Indiana” two days later, Pence said during a Fox News virtual town hall Sunday night.

Photos and videos of Pence’s tour showed him bare-faced as he met with the staff of the Minnesota clinic and at least one patient.

Everyone else in the footage had a protective face covering on, in accordance with the policy established April 13 for “all patients and visitors to wear a face covering or mask to help slow the spread of COVID-19.”

Pence was informed of the rules before he visited, the clinic said on Twitter, in a post that was deleted about a half-hour later, according to The Guardian.

“Mayo Clinic had informed @VP of the masking policy prior to his arrival today,” they had written.

Pence has said he didn’t believe he had to wear one since he is constantly tested for the coronavirus and since the mask prevents people from transmitting the bug.

His wife Karen Pence has defended him, saying he was unaware of the clinic’s rule.

But a Mayo Clinic rep told Politico that Pence and his entourage had been briefed about the mask policy prior to their arrival.

“It really is a statement about the American people, the way people have been willing to step forward, practice social distancing, wear masks in settings where they can’t do that,” Pence said Sunday.

“As we continue to practice those principles, all of us together, I know we’ll get through this,” he added.

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Mike Pence seeks apology from reporter over Mayo Clinic mask tweet

Vice President Mike Pence wants an apology from a reporter who tweeted about a planning memo that said masks were required for the veep’s Tuesday visit to the Mayo Clinic.

Pence went maskless on the trip and his wife, Karen Pence, told Fox News her husband was unaware of the clinic’s policy until after the visit.

The mask policy was communicated to reporters on the trip by Pence’s office and was revealed in a Thursday tweet by Voice of America reporter Steve Herman.

“All of us who traveled with him were notified by the office of @VP the day before the trip that wearing of masks was required by the @MayoClinic and to prepare accordingly,” Herman wrote.

Herman, who was on the Mayo Clinic trip, told the Washington Post that Pence’s office has threatened to bar him from future trips on Air Force Two for violating the off-the-record terms of the memo.

But a Pence spokesperson later told the paper that repercussions were still up in the air pending an apology from Herman or his employer.

Pence was sharply criticized after the trip for going mask-free.

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Mike Tyson vs Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder: How boxing legend thinks he’d fare against today’s stars – The Sun

WITH 44 KOs across 50 wins in his career, it's fair to say Mike Tyson will forever be known as one of boxing's greatest heavyweights ever.

Fans forever argue as to who would win in their prime: Iron Mike or Muhammad Ali.

But Tyson, 53 – who owns a weed farm in the US – has also had his say on how he'd fare against some of the current best in the heavyweight division.

From British stars Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, to the Bronze Bomber, Deontay Wilder, "The Baddest Man on the Planet" has revealed how each fight would go.

Check out what he makes of the hypothetical super-fights…

MIKE TYSON vs TYSON FURY

BACK to his dangerous best, 6ft 9in Fury most recently beat Wilder in Las Vegas to clinch the WBC and The Ring magazine belts.

But Tyson has been a fan of Fury's since before his win – having watched the controversial draw in his first fight with Wilder.

Tyson claimed: "In the first fight I was hoping for Tyson Fury, I always pulled for him because he was named after me, that is the natural thing to do, right?

"He amazed a lot of people by getting up. He showed he is tough, he got up and won the final round.

"I thought it was over, then he got up and it was like Rocky, he then fought back.

"It was amazing, it made me a fan. It takes great fortitude and belief."

But, as with AJ, Tyson revealed he'd beat his namesake if he was in his prime – while admitting it would have been tough.

The American said: "Listen, if you’re asking me if I was 20 years old, then yes, there’s no doubt.

"They’re really good fighters and I respect all these skills. It would have been very tough fighting them."

MIKE TYSON vs ANTHONY JOSHUA

THE current WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO champion, AJ bounced back from his shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr last summer to regain his belts in December.

Joshua is fighter with many strengths and very few weaknesses – and Iron Mike knows it.

Earlier this month, Tyson revealed: “Hey, I really like him. You know what he is? He’s really a breath of fresh air.

“He’s really clean, he really looks clean, he’s a clean guy, he’s a clean fighter, he’s a good puncher.

“You just wish the best for him.

“I don’t know. My ego says, ‘nobody would beat you’ – but you look at him and… he just looks beautiful.

“He just looks like a fighter, you know? He looks like he was born to do what he has to do. He needs more experience of course, but that will come in life.”

Despite remaining fairly tight-lipped on that occasion – while speaking on his Hotboxin' podcast – Tyson had earlier claimed he would easily beat Joshua.

When asked if he'd beat AJ or Fury, Tyson replied: "Yes. Listen, if you’re asking me if I was 20 years old, then yes, there’s no doubt.

"They’re really good fighters and I respect all these skills. It would have been very tough fighting them."

MIKE TYSON vs DEONTAY WILDER

WILDER slumped to a seventh-round defeat in his last fight – at the hands of Fury – to lose his WBC and The Ring magazine belts.

But despite that, the Bronze Bomber recently claimed his hard-hitting style would see him beat Tyson.

Wilder claimed: "Me vs. Tyson in ’86, I’d kick the hell outta that guy.

"Listen, I’ve got to keep it real. I know people always go back to the old school or look at the new school and there’s no school where I’m not No1 on earth."

Replying to those comments before his recent defeat by Fury, Tyson was typically diplomatic, saying: "I don’t know [whether I’d beat him].

"I love the fact that he thinks that, because that’s the way I would think as well.

"He’s supposed to think that way, he is the heavyweight champion of the world and that’s something very special."

But Tyson's former trainer, Jeff Fenech, was in no doubt as to who would win…

Fenech said: "Boxing's not the same now. I'd guarantee that if Mike Tyson trained for six weeks, he'd knock Wilder out in a minute.

"He would hit them. If these guys are getting knocked out by Tyson Fury – who's a great fighter, but not a huge puncher – Tyson would kill these guys.

"They're not on the same level today. Mike today, I reckon if he trained he could still beat these guys.

"Fury's got these other skills, but Deontay Wilder's got a punch and nothing else. If you punch him, it's over.

"And Mike don't miss."

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This Is Exactly What Dr. Mike Eats in One Day

With 3.6 million Instagram followers and more than 5 million YouTube subscribers, it’s probably safe to say that Mikhail Varshavski, a primary care physician at Chatham Family Medicine better known as Dr. Mike, is the Internet’s favorite health care professional.

In this episode of Food Diaries, Dr. Mike gives us the rundown on all the meals and snacks that sustain him throughout the day, from grabbing Chipotle during his lunch break while working at the hospital to detecting the healthiest options at fast-food joints.

For lunch, Varshavski usually grabs a salad bowl from the beloved Mexican grill. “I think I can really control what goes into my portions,” he says. “I love the ingredients that they use.”

In his to-go salad bowl (which he prefers “because there’s a little bit less calories and carbs”), he adds brown rice, greens, and double the meat. “I usually get chicken or steak, or maybe a mix of the two,” he elaborates. “But, double the meat, because I need that protein.”

Then, he tops his dish with mild salsa, a sprinkle of cheese, and a dollop of guacamole. “You know guac is extra, but it’s well worth it,” he says.

“I try and chow it down slowly, because I like it so much,” he continues. “I could eat a bowl in 30 seconds, and it’s not good to eat that fast.”

Varshavski also explains how he identifies the healthiest options while ordering from fast-food spots. “I still am able to figure out, like a detective, what can be healthy,” he says. “So, I look for things that have a lot of vegetables in them—green leafy vegetables, tomatoes. Then I get a protein source in there, whether that’s chicken, beef, or even a vegan option. … And then, if I’m gonna have a carb, I make sure it’s a complex carb: brown rice, whole-wheat bread. All those are better options.”

Watch the full episode above to see what other healthy tips Dr. Mike is serving up.

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Tiger King: Why Mike Tyson regrets his past owning exotic animals

With big cats back in the news thanks to the runaway success of Netflix documentary Tiger King, legendary heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has admitted that he regrets his history of owning exotic animals.

Netflix’s seven-part documentary series has provided a welcome distraction to those in lockdown during the global coronavirus pandemic, quickly becoming the source of an endless number of memes on social media.

The documentary charts the demise of Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as ‘Joe Exotic’, the eponymous ‘Tiger King’ currently serving a federal prison sentence on two counts of murder for hire.

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Tyson, 53, is among those to have seen the documentary and has admitted that he was “wrong” for keeping two tigers at his Las Vegas mansion years ago.

“I was foolish,” said Tyson, on an Instagram Live with Fat Joe.

“There’s no way you can domesticate these cats 100 percent. No way that’s going to happen. They’ll kill you by accident, especially when you’re playing rough with them, you’re punching them back. They get hyped up, hit you back and you’re dead.

“I’m just happy I educated myself. I was doing the wrong shit. I shouldn’t have had them in my house, believing they were domesticated. I was wrong.”

Tyson added that he came into possession of the two cubs while serving a prison sentence, and that he was won round to the idea of owning two tigers because they would look “cool” sitting in his Ferrari supercar.

“I was talking to one of my friends who I bought cars from, and he was saying one of my friends owed him money,” Tyson said.

“He said, ‘If he doesn’t pay, I’m going to take some of these cars and trade them in for animals,’ and I said, ‘What kind of animals?’ He said, ‘Horses and stuff.’ And he said, ‘They have some nice tigers and lions, too. If you got one of those, that would be cool in your Ferrari.’

“I said, ‘That’s true. Why don’t you order me a couple and I’ll be getting out in a couple months.’

“So, when I got out, I came home and I had two cubs.”

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Mike Tyson beats Muhammed Ali on points in thrilling eWBSS final – The Sun

IT'S official… Mike Tyson IS the greatest heavyweight of all-time.

Iron Mike went toe-to-toe with the legendary Muhammad Ali in the fight that everybody sitting in their living rooms wanted to see.


With a distinct lack of sport on the box at the moment due to coronavirus, the World Boxing Super Series took advantage by simulating a world heavyweight tournament with the biggest names in boxing.

Thousands have been tuning in from the start after it was live-streamed on their Facebook page.

The eSPORT tournament has seen Tyson turn George Foreman into an ouch potato and Ali knock out Sonny Liston in the semi-finals.

It set up the final showdown between Tyson and Ali that went the distance and left over 8,500 viewers literally on the edge of their seats.

Tyson was floored in the first, Ali in the second.

Then the former undisputed champ took control flooring Ali again with his trademark right hook in the fifth.


Ali's resilience shone through, somehow clawing himself back to his feet to land a series of his own blows.

With the fight heading the distance, both fighters went all out in the tenth round both trying to lump each other into smithereens.

In the end the decision was unanimous with all three judges scoring 111-114 in favour of Tyson.

 

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