Mike Tyson is on the comeback trail. While he is far removed from his heyday as the best boxer in the world, he will be making a comeback at just 54 years young. However, that doesn’t mean that Iron Mike is out of touch with what is happening in the division he once ruled.
While we once had a Tyson with the first name Mike, now we have a Tyson with the last name Fury. Mike has often been praiseful of Fury, who has established himself as the best heavyweight boxer in the world.
“The very interesting thing about Joshua’s a masterful puncher, but you can see his punches coming. He telegraphs his punches and that’s just a recipe for disaster if you’re fighting Tyson Fury. Telegraphing your punches for a guy who’s 6ft 7ins? Come on.”
Fury and Joshua will most likely be booked against each other next. Meanwhile, Mike Tyson will take on Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition boxing match on the 28th of November.
Despite going through everything that he went through, he is in a position to return to the sport that he loved. There isn’t really much pre-fight analysis that can be done, considering we only have decades-old footage for reference. However, you can’t forget being a cerebral boxer, like how Tyson was.
The fact that this is an exhibition fight doesn’t shield it from a lot of unwarranted criticism. This fight has no real implications. However, the hype around the prospect of Mike Tyson’s return is bigger than the hype that most professional boxing fights generate.
Even though it won’t be a pretty return, it will be inspiring to see a man return to doing the thing he loves despite all the adversity on the way.