Mike Tyson’s potential return to the ring will end in “embarrassment,” said promoter Frank Warren.
Tyson is among the most popular world champions in heavyweight history and kept in shape while training during the lockout.
A video of the 53-year-old man hitting the pads with the brand’s tenacity went viral last week and has since revealed that he would like to participate in an exhibition game in four rounds.
Mike Tyson, former 53-year-old heavyweight champion, poses with his coach during the lockout
Old rival Evander Holyfield has revealed his intention to fight to raise money for charity.
Holyfield beat Tyson twice in the mid-1990s, Tyson biting his opponent’s ear in their 1997 rematch, and many fans have speculated that the pair could do a trilogy.
However, Warren has expressed concern that a comeback will tarnish Iron Mike’s boxing legacy.
Writing for the Metro, the head of Queensberry Promotions said, “It doesn’t matter if Mike Tyson is in the gym for the next ten years, he has no chance against a heavyweight.
Evander Holyfield announced that he is returning to boxing in exhibition games for charity
“I don’t know who would license him at 53 if it weren’t an exhibition game. I don’t see any governing body doing this.
“I know the lockdown makes us all a little bit crazy and there is a lot of talk about fantastic fights, but all the fighters who come back all end up in one direction – leaving right away.”
“If they get into the ring, they’re all mistreated and embarrassed.
Promoter Frank Warren warned that Tyson’s return to the ring would end in “embarrassment”
“If he comes back, who is he going to fight? His trainer said he could fight any heavyweight in six months, he probably could.
“I could fight any heavyweight in six months, at least I could get in there and try. There is only one result and it would be the same for Mike.
Warren represents current WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, and the Gypsy King assessed his future combat options during the lockout.
Deontay Wilder has the opportunity to fight a trilogy with Fury, but the linear champion could alternatively take part in a unification match with fellow Briton Anthony Joshua.