George Foreman: Mike Tyson Can Really Be A Candidate Of Choice

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As BoxingScene.com previously reported, veteran promoter Frank Warren believes former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson should stay away from a potential comeback fight.

Tyson, 53, retired since 2005, set the Internet on fire by posting a short video clip to show his speed and power.

The undisputed former heavyweight champion is very interested in returning to the ring, just to have a few exhibitions, to raise money for charity.

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Warren thinks it’s crazy for anyone to believe that Tyson, at his age and level of inactivity, could be a challenge for any valuable heavyweight.

“I don’t care if Mike Tyson is in the gym for the next ten years, he has no chance against a heavyweight. I have no idea who would fire him at the age of 53 if it weren’t an exhibition match. I I don’t see any governing body doing this. He’s there to get back in shape and well, and that’s great. But in terms of combat, give me a break, “said Warren to Metro.

But Foreman thinks it can be done, by Tyson.

Foreman had retired for a decade when he returned to the ring at the age of 38 in 1987. In 1994, he beat Michael Moorer to become heavyweight champion for the first time in almost two decades. And in 1997, Foreman lost a twelve-round decision to Shannon Briggs, in what would be his last career fight at the age of 48.

“I was so happy. He looked like he had gone back at least 20 years. He looked fit and those punches were getting sharp. If he is able to go into the woods and dedicate himself to it for about 10 months, he could come back and really be a top competitor, “Foreman told IFL TV.

” [Doing exhibitions], that’s what they do, that’s how it goes. I called Dick Sadler, my original coach in the 1960s, I had just won a gold medal, I said I just wanted to do exhibitions, that’s it, and find out more about the boxing. The next thing you know, I’m with the heavyweight world champion. So it starts by talking about exhibitions, but it gets bigger and bigger. And Tyson, I would love to see him again in the ring. He’s an older guy, but a record is still waiting to be broken. ”

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