A unique NFT to be auctioned will allow the winner to meet Tyson.
The NFTs will be up for auction until August 23.
The famous and controversial ex-boxer Myke Tyson, launched a colorful collection of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), based on the Ethereum blockchain, which are being auctioned on the OpenSea platform, from August 19 to 23.
The NFT were made by digital artist Cory Van Lew, with the aim of “celebrating the iconic life and legacy of the toughest man on the planet, Mike Tyson”, as highlighted on the NFT website of the American boxer.
The collection called «The Mike Tyson NFT Collection“, is a Van Lew’s performance with the best moments and images of Tyson of all time, including the famous ear bite of Evander Holyfield, during a fight in 1997.
The first of the collectibles, called The Ultimate Mike Tyson, it is a unique NFT that will be auctioned. The winner of the auction may meet Tyson in person and do various activities with the boxerranging from a boxing lesson, a visit to the Tyson Ranch and even smoking marijuana for 4 minutes and 20 seconds with the ex-boxer.
Tyson owns a 40-acre property located north of Los Angeles, which serves as a cannabis hub for cannabis enthusiasts and growers.
Fans sold out several collectibles
The Lifetime Collection It is a series of 10 NFTs that will also be auctioned. Another of the collectibles, belong to a limited series of NFT with 50 editions call The Knockout Series and they could be purchased for 0.3 ETH, the same day they went on sale they were all purchased.
Similarly, it happened withThe Baddest on the Planet, a collection with 250 editions and each one it had a starting price of 0.15 ETH.
Tyson twice won the world heavyweight title in the 1980s and is the youngest boxer in history to win a world title in that category.
Now, even after being in prison and bankrupt, he has risen to join the important growing NFT industry.
The artist behind the NFTs
Cory Van Lew, who has captured the best moments of Tyson, is characterized by making works with vibrant colors with shades of blue, pink and orange / red.
Over the past year, Van Lew has built up a huge fan base. His works have been sold in NFT markets such as Super Rare, Rarible, and OpenSea.
Before working with the boxer, the artist collaborated with youtuber Jake Paul, on an NFT piece.
Boxing opens spaces in the NFT
As Tyson has done, other boxers like Britain’s Tyson Fury and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have opted to add boxing titles and non-expendable tokens to his record.
Fury is the one more profit has been generated in sports NFTs. CriptoNoticias reported that one of his tokens in an auction earned him USDT 987,000.
So did former pound-for-pound former boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. with the launch of a series of Ethereum-based NFTs.