Mike Tyson vs. Bob ‘The Beast’ Sapp?

Tensions reached a new high last night at K-1’s “Battle at the Bellagio” when former NFL tackle 6’5″, 390 lb. K-1 superstar Bob “The Beast” Sapp made his U.S. fighting debut and knocked out Hawaiian heavy-hitter Kimo Leopoldo in the second round. While Sapp he was celebrating his victory, former heavyweight and controversial celebrity, Mike Tyson surprised the roaring crowd by jumping into the ring and challenging the K-1 favorite to a match. Tyson who watched the event from a ringside seat even suggested they fight on the spot.

“I’ll do it right here, get me a pair of shorts and I’ll fight him tonight,” shouted Tyson. “Sign the contract … Sign the contract!” Sapp replied, “I’ll do it, I’ll fight Tyson with all my heart, spirit and technique.” “I’ll sign the contract to fight you today. The Beast is coming for you!”

Rumors of the match-up have been stirring over the past couple of weeks. Sapp’s recent press coverage had him talking about this possibility on national television and radio.

K-1, with its customary eight-man, single elimination tournament swept into North America three years ago and its popularity continues to grow. The August 15th event allowed regional participants from all over the world a final opportunity to capture this year’s K-1 World Grand Prix Championship which will take place at the Tokyo Dome on December 7th. Remy Bonjasky, of Holland, outlasted World Champion Michael “Black Sniper” McDonald in a closely fought battle in front of a sold-out crowd. Bonjasky, who won the title by defeating three of the tournament’s eight world-class heavyweight competitors, advances to the K-1 World Semi-Finals in Osaka on October 11th.


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