Unfortunately Mike Tyson will not be attending Donald Trump's GOP convention
The likely Republican presidential nominee is pursuing many sports figures, but not Iron Mike
Rumors have persisted throughout the week that Mike Tyson might be making an appearance at Donald Trump's Republican National Convention this summer.
The idea of having Tyson and Trump in the same room together on a public stage flooded our minds with endless possibilities of potentially hilarious and borderline inappropriate moments.
Unfortunately, however, those rumors were quickly laid to rest.
Iron Mike Tyson was not asked to speak at the Convention though I'm sure he would do a good job if he was. The media makes everything up!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2016
An potential appearance was also denied on Wednesday by Iron Mike's publicist, Jo Mignano, who told Bloomberg Politics, "He'll be nowhere near Cleveland."
Well, it was fun while it lasted.
But just because Tyson won't be there doesn't mean there won't be other sports heroes in attendance.
According to Bloomberg, Trump is going after former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka, along with legendary college basketball coach Bobby Knight.
He's also reportedly attempted to snag Ben Roethlisberger, Tom Brady and NASCAR CEO Brian France, though none of them have confirmed.
Ivanka Trump said Wednesday that she does not want this to be the same old type of convention:
"It's not gonna be a ho-hum lineup of the typical politicians. It's gonna be a great combination of our great politicians, but also great American businessmen and women and leaders across industry and leaders across really all the sectors, from athletes to coaches and everything in between."
It's a shame we won't get to see the Tyson-Trump dynamic live and in person, but we'll certainly keep an eye out for any confirmation from personalities like Ditka and Knight.
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