Mike Tyson teases many more shows with next in France after Roy Jones Jr draw


Mike Tyson returned to the boxing ring on Saturday night (Photo: Getty Images for Triller)

Mike Tyson says he will return to the ring after his draw with Roy Jones Jr on Saturday night and that he is considering exposure in the south of France.

The two former world champions fought to a draw in their exhibition match at Staples Center in Los Angeles, with both men quite happy with the result.

Iron Mike, 54, doesn’t see this as the end of his boxing journey and wants to put the gloves back on to raise more money for charity, which was his main focus of this contest.

“I’m happy that I wasn’t knocked out or anything, so I’d say I’ll be better next,” Tyson said at a press conference.

“My coaches and training partners kicked my ass so much that I will never call a fighter a tramp again. This event made me discover what I was really made of because they beat me to death.

“I could have done everything better, whatever I did I could have done better, but God willing, I’ll be better in the next show.

The youngest heavyweight champion in history has suggested he could bring exposure to France and face a European fighter.

Iron Mike says there are many legends in the game who are ready to step into the ring with him and want to participate in exhibition fights as regularly as every two months.

“I don’t know, maybe we’ll do something in the south of France, Monaco or Saint-Tropez and we do something there, one of the European fighters there, everything is possible, the sky is the limit.

“I just want to keep doing it from a humanitarian point of view. My body is splendid, I want to beat it a little more.

“I’m going to do it again, the sky’s the limit, we have so many great legends, a range of them that are so interested in jumping on board and being involved in this program.
“Look, I had 15 fights in a year, it must be closer to that.

“It has to be consistent, it has to be competitive, where no one can bend because we are fighting.

“I would like to have one every two months.

Jones Jr is interested in a rematch, but wants to see what his family thinks of the prospect first.

“We have to do this again, everyone loves Mike, I love Mike too, but it’s something else that takes punches from Mike,” he said.

“I’m going to talk to my family, see what they think about it and if they want to do it again, we’ll do it again.

The spectator consensus was that Tyson won the fight, outdoing Jones all over although Captain Hook threw more punches than Iron Mike.

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