Mike Tyson is down to fight anybody including the heavyweight division’s top stars and use their charisma to help a lot of people.
As Tyson nears his epic boxing return against fellow legend Roy Jones Jr., he reassures people that he is doing it for a good cause.
While many are thrilled to see “Iron Mike” back in action inside the ring, the 54-year-old insisted that he aims to raise millions to fund charitable organizations.
In a recent exclusive interview with BT Sport, Tyson was blown away with the idea of sharing the ring with the likes of Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder in an exhibition fight.
The former undisputed world heavyweight champion is excited about it but not in a competitive sense.
“I think they’re brilliant,” Tyson said. “They’re brilliant fighters. They could do so much for society. They could have exhibitions, and take the money from the exhibitions, because they’re such big crowd-pleasers, and they could help so many people.”
Being touted as one of the greatest heavyweights to ever set foot in the ring, Tyson even emphasized that it wouldn’t take a lot from Fury, Joshua and Wilder if they help those who “desperately need it.”
“There are so many people out there that we can do so much for, and it wouldn’t even be a tenth of their charitable heart to do something like that,” he stated. “In fact, fight exhibitions with me, and most of our charity would go to people who desperately need it.”
Even after he stepped away from the sport he once dominated, fans have always thought “The Baddest Man on the Planet” could still hurt anybody at any given time.
Despite Tyson being inactive for years, fight fans still debate about how he would do against present-day heavyweights such as Fury, Joshua and Wilder if he was in his prime.
However, Tyson has been dismissive about the subject and anything regarding fighting until October last year.
When the Brooklyn native was asked if he thinks he would have unified all the belts if he was still in his 20s by a fan via YouTube Live, Tyson confidently replied “Yes,” explaining, “Listen, if you’re asking me if I was 20 years old, Yes! There’s no doubt. They’re really good fighters and I respect all these skills. It would have been very tough fighting them.”
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