Julius Francis’ career highlight was a bout with Mike Tyson back in 2000. Francis was knocked out by Iron Mike in the second round. After years of relative obscurity, Julius came back into the public eye after a video of him knocking out an obnoxious man while working security went viral.
TMZ Sports caught up with Julius Francis in the wake of his viral infamy. It has been 22 years since Francis famously fought Mike Tyson. The former British Champion said he is more than willing to do it again.
“If there is a promoter that’s willing to promote a sanctioned fight and, I never have liked talking about money, but [if] they could come up with a decent offer, then who knows?
I’m going to put it out there,” Francis said. “I’m going to say, ‘Yes. Yes, we can have a rematch.’ I don’t know if anybody will watch it, but I’m going to say, ‘Yes.'”
Mike Tyson’s most recent fight was against the legendary Roy Jones Jr. The exhibition bout had fans raving about Tyson’s performance. Jones said Mike’s punches felt like getting kicked by a horse.
There have been plenty of rumors about another Mike Tyson fight. Thus far, none of them have happened. Julius Francis is hoping to make it happen as he tries to cash in on his recent viral fame.
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