April 5, 2022
By Anjali Kochhar
Boxing legend Mike Tyson is going to launch a Mystery Box NFT collection of 15,000 digital collectables through the Binance NFT marketplace. The sale will begin on April 5 at 4.30 p.m. IST for a global audience.
According to an official statement released Monday, participants in the sale can acquire Mystery Box NFT for $44 BUSD.
“Through participation, fans can unlock ownership of signed physical Mike Tyson merchandise, including gloves, shorts, T-shirts, warm-up gear, and other autographed items,” the statement read.
Besides, buyers can acquire ownership of a never-before-seen Mike Tyson NFT, designed by internationally renowned crypto-native artist Henric Aryee.
The sale will run until April 6, 4.30 a.m. IST. Once the primary sale concludes, the secondary market will open shortly after, the statement noted.
Participants can collect five different designs: Bronze (9,000 NFTs), Silver (4,000 NFTs), Gold (1,950 NFTs), Platinum (35 NFTs), and Diamond (15 NFTs) with the rarest being autographed by the boxing legend.
This is not Tyson’s first interaction with cryptos. Last year, he tweeted and asked his followers which token they prefer Bitcoin or Ethereum.
Athletes are increasingly engaging with the crypto industry. Heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury launched an NFT collection last year as he collaborated with FomoLab to introduce his digital collectables on HoDooi.com.
About the author
Anjali Kochhar covers cryptocurrency stories in India as well as globally. Having been in the field of media and journalism for over three years now, she has developed a sharp news sense and works hard to present information that goes beyond the obvious. She is an avid reader and loves writing on a wide range of subjects.