Mike Tyson Teaming up with Nike and Jordan Brand
On October 17th, 2013 Mike Tyson was in Portland Oregon apparently visiting the Nike World Headquarters meeting with Jordan Brand President Larry Miller as well as other top executives. Exact details on this meeting aren’t clear, however its no secret that the Jordan Brand has signed other boxers including Roy Jones Jr. and Andre Ward. The potential deal between Mike Tyson and the Jordan brand would make sense as Mike Tyson could be compared to Michael Jordan in the sport of Boxing. Former Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson still holds the records as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA, and IBF heavyweight titles and is considered one of the best heavyweight fighters of all times. Securing a deal with Tyson could be a huge score for the Jordan Brand amongst the sport of boxing. Retiring in 2006 Mike Tyson has been out of the sport of boxing for a while, at least as a fighter, but still remains an avid fan of the sport and icon. He also recently stepped into the promotional end of the sport under Iron Mike Productions. As an undisputed boxing legend and former heavyweight champion, in addition to his current ties to the sport with Iron Mike Productions, we view the potential of the former champ and the Jordan Brand teaming up as a win for everybody including the sport of boxing. While still unconfirmed, the reports are certainly creating excitement in the world of boxing. The deal between the two has been in developments for months and is reportedly being developed by Matt Jones a representative of Fanscreens, a Marketing Agency based out of Miami, FL.