“When the hairdresser starts talking about which stocks you should buy, it’s time to get out of stocks. When Heavyweight boxing champions start promoting non-fungible token investments, it’s completely different.” – Anonymous
Arguably the best boxer of all times – Mike Tyson – will launch a Mystery Box NFT collection via Binance NFT (the non-fungible token marketplace of the crypto exchange). The sale begins on April 5, 2022, at 11:00 UTC.
“Iron Mike” Joins the NFT Craze
Over the past several months, non-fungible tokens have emerged as a highly intriguing niche, while numerous celebrities, sportsmen, and musicians have launched their own collections. The latest individual to hop on the bandwagon is the former boxing champion – Mike Tyson.
According to a document seen by CryptoPotato, the American and his team partnered with Binance NFT Marketplace to introduce 15,000 digital collectibles to the global audience. Sale participants can purchase the Mystery Box NFT for $44 BUSD, which features “Iron Mike’s” boxing gloves, T-shirts, shorts, warm-up gear, and other autographed items. Additionally, fans can buy a never-before-seen Mike Tyson NFT, created by the renowned illustrator Henric Aryee.
Further engagement will be provided via exclusive access, rewards, and information on upcoming Mike Tyson NFT and Metaverse launches. It is worth noting that fans will receive three additional special edition non-fungible tokens for free, airdropped later in 2022.
This is not Tyson’s first interaction with the world of crypto. Last summer, he asked his 5.7 million followers on Twitter whether they preferred Bitcoin or Ethereum. The numerous answers varied from people urging him to stay away from the industry to others who argued that both cryptocurrencies present significant opportunities.
Unsurprisingly, bitcoin evangelist Michael Saylor also joined the discussion. MicroStrategy’s CEO said he had spent “more than a thousand hours considering this question” and chose BTC, describing it as “the future of digital property.”
Tyson Fury’s NFT Collection
Another athlete who launched an NFT collection is the reigning heavyweight boxing champion – Tyson Fury. In May 2021, he collaborated with FomoLab to introduce his digital collectibles on HoDooi.com. Commenting on the endeavor, the boxer (known as the “Gypsy King”) said:
“HoDooi.com will be the official NFT marketplace to launch my NFT collection. Looking forward to showing my fans and their users what we’ve created. Get ready for the release, you big dossers!”
Matt Luczynski – Co-Founder and CEO of HoDooi – raised hopes that his firm could further develop its multichain platform and customer experience through partnerships such as the one with Fury.