Badou Jack, Mike Tyson Fly Together to Mecca To Perform Lesser Pilgrimage

Badou Jack, Mike Tyson Fly Together to Mecca To Perform Lesser Pilgrimage

  • Badou Jack on Sunday night, February 26, pulled off a big win over Ilunga Makabu in a challenging battle
  • After his victory, the 39-year-old then jetted out to Saudi Arabia with Mike Tyson for the lesser Hajj
  • Jack's win over his opponent Makabu makes him become the new WBC cruiserweight world champion

Swedish professional boxer Badou Jack has been spotted with the legendary Mike Tyson in Saudi Arabia where they are expected to perform the lesser pilgrimage.

With a few days to the start of the 2023 Ramadan, Muslims who are financially buoyant in many parts of the world will travel to Mecca to observe the lesser Hajj.

Even though it is not compulsory for all Muslims, but it is highly recommended for those who can make it.

Badou Jack, Mike Tyson, lesser Hajj
Badou Jack in jubilation mood after beating Ilunga Makabu. Photo by Christian Petersen
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Jack a few days after beating Ilunga Makabu in what was a stunning victory decided to head to Mecca to give thanks to his Creator and also perform other activities.

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According to a photo spotted on Twitter, the 39-year-old was seen in a joyous mood while posing with Tyson, who is known as one of the best boxers of his generation.

Is Mike Tyson a Muslim?

Tyson converted to Islam while spending time in prison in 1992. However, incidents in his career and personal life led to many fans asking some questions on how long he could practice Islam.

After his conversion, the American was reported to have changed his name to Malik Abdul Aziz.

Meanwhile, Jack is now a cruiserweight world champion following his victory over Makabu.

Tyson, Snoop Dogg share memories

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how legendary boxer, Mike Tyson took time to relive some of the memories he shared with Brazil football icon Pele.

The football great lost his battle against colon cancer on December 29, bringing to an end the life of one of the greatest players of all time.

Tyson revealed that he first met Pele when he was 21 years old. ''The Baddest Man on the Planet'' was speaking on his podcast Hotboxing with Mike, alongside hip hop and rap star Snoop Dogg.

Snoop placed Pele in the same category as Muhammad Ali, as some of the greatest sports players in history.