The heavyweight champion noted that Iron Mike’s decision to return at 54 can be positive for the sport.
Anthony Joshua, current WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion, hopes the return of Mike Tyson boxing “add value” to the sport.
Tyson, 54, will return to the ring for the first time in 15 years to face Roy Jones Jr, 51, in an eight-round exhibition fight on September 12.
“Mike Tyson hitting the pads with that fierce demeanor is second nature to him, but to someone watching from home it looks like this guy is going to come and rule the heavyweight division,” Joshua told Sky Sports.
“But I think it’s a passion that they both love, it’s what they know. Mike Tyson has been fighting since he was 13. Roy Jones’s father pushed him and made him be great. Good luck to both of them, it’s all that You know, they don’t have to do it to compete with the young lions in the division now because we are bigger, we are stronger, “added the Briton.
“Science has improved, there is more technology. The sports world has developed as a whole. But if Mike Tyson wants to return and fight with someone of his time, for the love of sports, he will not give up. I wish both of them the best. I hope they come out healthy and I hope it adds value to the sport of boxing, the sport we love, “he said.
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