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Frank Warren confirms Mike Tyson vs Tyson Fury fight offer

Boxing promoter Frank Warren has confirmed the prospect of boxing legend Mike Tyson fighting WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

Iron Mike has teased the prospect of a comeback for the last two months with footage of the him working hoping he would return to the ring.

The 53-year-old has been linked with facing old foe Evander Holyfield for his comeback and Fury entered his name in the fray by revealing he had said yes to fight his idol in a charity bout.

And Warren, who is the promoter for Fury, has now confirmed there is the opportunity to fight the 53-year-old but he’s not entertaining it and it’s something he isn’t ‘interested’ in.

‘The offer Tyson has was given to him,’ Warren told 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 quite honest, it’s not something I’m interested in.’

Tyson, who turns 54 at the end of this month, hasn’t fought professionally since 2005 and Warren believes pitting Fury against him would be bad for boxing – unless it was a choreographed exhibition.

‘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 on 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.

‘I haven’t got a problem with that. But anything else is crazy.’

Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is the lead Combat Sports writer for AfroBallers. He is an expert in Boxing, Mixed Martial Art and Wrestling reportage. Isaac is a journalist with newfound love for athlete management and digital media.

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