Boxing promoter Frank Warren revealed that Tyson Fury received an offer to face Mike Tyson in an exhibition bout. Mike Tyson is set to make his return to boxing, although his opponent hasn’t been decided yet. Despite the offer, Warren said that he won’t be involved in promoting a bout between the two.
Tyson Fury made headlines after he accepted a call out to face his idol in a charity bout. However, Fury is set to face Deontay Wilder in the trilogy bout. Also, Fury has agreed on a contract in principle to face Anthony Joshua early next year. Mike Tyson has been teasing fans for months about his potential return and has posted several training videos on social media. A fight between the two will generate plenty of interest, however, Warren reiterated that he’s strongly against the idea.
“The offer Tyson has was given to him. There has been talk about Mike Tyson doing an exhibition with Tyson Fury. There has been a conversation, but not with me. To be quite honest, it’s not something I’m interested in. 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 on boxing” said Warren to Metro.co.uk
Several legendary fighters have expressed their interest in facing Tyson. Fighters such as Tito Ortiz, Evander Holyfield, and Roy Jones Jr have called out Tyson over a potential bout for charity. Several promoters and boxers have expressed their concern over Tyson’s return, due to his age. Tyson will turn 54 next month and was last seen in action against Kevin McBride in 2005.
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