The boxing world was buzzing on Monday after boxing legend Mike Tyson, who died at age 93, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The boxing world had been waiting for years for Tyson to make his induction, which was announced on Sunday.
It was a long wait, but it finally happened on Monday morning.
The ceremony was televised on CBS in the U.S. and was streamed live on HBO in the United Kingdom.
The event was televised in full on HBO’s YouTube channel and was also streamed on the company’s website.
Tyson, who won two Olympic gold medals, died at his home in Manhattan on Saturday, his daughter said in a statement on Monday.
“He was a huge part of our family and we all miss him deeply,” the statement read.
Taz will be buried in a New York cemetery on Monday, his wife said.
Travis Fulton, Tyson’s nephew, also tweeted about the news.
“A huge sadness in my heart to announce that Tyson has passed away,” he wrote.
“It’s a big loss for the world of boxing and all of boxing.”
He also tweeted that he hoped Tyson’s family would continue to fight for him.
“My uncle would have loved it if his family could see Tyson fight, just to see him in a ring with his favorite man, Muhammad Ali, is a dream come true for a family like mine,” Fulton wrote.
Tens of thousands of fans were expected at the ceremony in New York, where Tyson, known as The Rock, will be interred next to the Rocky statue at the site of the iconic arena.
The Rock, who is also known as Mr. Wonderful, is the most-watched boxer of all time in the ratings.
He has won more than a half-dozen world titles, including the IBF world heavyweight title in 1988 and the WBA welterweight title in 1996.