FILE - Former undisputed world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. Photo: Reuters
FILE - Former undisputed world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. Photo: Reuters

Stop encouraging Mike Tyson's comeback bid, says Frank Warren

By Sports Reporter Time of article published Jun 21, 2020

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CAPE TOWN – Mike Tyson stepping into the ring again is something that Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren is against.

Warren confirmed last week that there had been an offer for Fury to take on his idol and the former undisputed world heavyweight champion in a charity fight.

“The offer Tyson has was given to him,” Warren was quoted by Metro.co.uk. “There has been talk about Mike Tyson doing an exhibition with Tyson Fury. There has been a conversation, but not with me. To be honest, it’s not something I’m interested in,” said Warren.

The biggest issue Warren has is Tyson’s age and believes the 53-year-old shouldn’t be encouraged to step back into the ring.

“Mike is old. He’s not any better than when Danny Williams and Kevin McBride beat him,” Warren continued. “I’m totally against it all to be honest.

“Mike fighting Evander Holyfield or Roy Jones Jr or Tyson Fury. It’s wrong. They’re not past their sell-by dates, those sell-by dates have disintegrated. They shouldn’t be doing it and people shouldn’t be encouraging it.

“If anything goes wrong, it comes back to boxing. There will be some idiots who pay to watch this. If the two Tysons were to have an exhibition to raise money for charity, then that’s okay – as long as it’s choreographed,” he added.

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