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  • Tyson planning to make new video game
  • Tyson feels toilet paper hoarding is misleading people
  • Tyson to back video game with own venture

Mike Tyson has been hogging the limelight recently after posting several videos of his training online. Such as led to offers coming from all directions. And while millions of dollars are offered, Tyson made it pretty clear that he will only fight legit boxers so that the sport will not be disrespected.

Though it appears Tyson wants to show the world he can still box, the same seems to be holding in the video game niche. The 52-year-old recently mentioned plans to revive an old video game, "Punch-Out," which rose to fame on the Nintendo NES systems 33 years go.

The game has since been modified since the right to use Tyson's special character expired. A new fictional character named "Mr. Dream" replaced him in the video game which was re-released as "Punch-Out" in August 1990, Boxingscene.com reported. Several other versions came out but the game simply did not reach the level of interest of gamers compared to its initial release.

In a recent interview with Shacknews, it appears Tyson has not forgotten "Punch-Out." He is interested in making a new video game based on "Punch-Out" and seems to be ready to finance it. Tyson plans to use his cannabis licensing and branding company Tyson Ranch to be the backbone of the game.

"Hey listen, we're going to start our own Punch-Out game and our own Tyson Ranch computer game and bring it back to life, man. Bring back Mike Tyson's Punch-Out," Tyson said.

Aside from that, Tyson also gave his take on the recent toilet paper hoarding. He said that panic buying toilet paper has led most to focus in the wrong direction, claiming that wiping his behind would be the last thing he would be worried about if the end of the world happens.

"I'm not going to be thinking about wiping my ass when I am taking a dump, and it's the end of the world. It's being with the people you love when it's going down. When it's over, wouldn't you want to be around the people you love the most?" Tyson said.

Mike Tyson Pictured: Former boxer Mike Tyson attends the super welterweight boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Aug. 26, 2017. Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images