Whilst some are looking forward to the delayed Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. exhibition fight on November 28th, it appears Tyson will be continuing after the Jones Jr. fight. And whilst some are not happy about the returning senior fighters, one fact that can’t be ignored is that at least Tyson’s share of the money is going to charity.
“I believe this is just going to be the beginning, and whatever happens, happens in life. I’m just interested in fighting for the title of giving. It feels soul-cleaning for some reason. Doing it for myself doesn’t do it for me no more,” Tyson told Sun Sport.
Tyson, when asked about the current heavyweight fighters:
“They’re all exciting fighters, they’re all going to make a great deal of money but they just need to fight each other. Stop bullsh-tting and just fight each other. Fight each other a couple of times and when that stuff is over you guys can say, ‘Hey, listen, we did it out way’,” Tyson said.
There are many retired and long retired fighters willing to come back with Evander Holyfield, James Tony and even Riddick Bowe at the top of the list. If Tyson is anything resembling his heyday, the returning flock of heavyweights that have shown interest in facing Tyson may just stay retired.