Thursday morning, Bare Knuckle Fight Championships founder David Feldman tweeted an announcement that Mike Tyson and Shannon Briggs had agreed to fight each other in the main event of BKFC 12. Turns out things aren’t quite settled. BKFC’s official account tweeted on Thursday evening that the organization had not come to an agreement with Tyson yet.
Feldman has reportedly guaranteed $20 million to Tyson if he will fight for BKFC, but he also said the organization is open to other options for working with Tyson. The former heavyweight champion has talked about a variety of potential exhibition fights to raise money for charity. This has also come as a video went viral showing him hitting the pads for some training work. Once that happened, it was no surprise people came calling.
BKFC 12 was originally scheduled to run on April 11th, but has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Even if a deal gets done between Tyson and BKFC, it remains to be seen when a fight might actually take place.