Ex-boxing champ Mike Tyson to visit Mumbai

Mumbai, September 4 (PTI) Former US controversial
Heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is making his
First visit to India.

 

Tyson is scheduled to attend the first fight night of the
Kumite 1 League, which will be held here on September 29, was
announced on Tuesday.

 

The organizers of the League said that this would be the first time
theonce fearsome heavyweight champion will visit the
country as the mentor of the mixed team martial arts league.

 

The league is supported by the All India Mixed Martial
Arts Federation (AIMMAF) and World Kickboxing Federation.

 

“Tyson is the mentor of the league.
the legend, MMA is a new sport, there is no legend so far. In
combat sport, after Muhammad Ali, Tyson is the legend and so
we have it, “said the founder of the League, Mohamedali Budhwani.
reporters here.

 

The inaugural season of the league will see eight
teams representing different countries in action.

 

Each team will be composed of nine wrestlers, of which two
They will be women, said the organizers.

 

The details of the entire league will be announced
later.

 

Budhwani claimed that the league is a world cup of MMA
and is being initiated by India

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