Mike Tyson, 54 and the former heavyweight champion of the 80’s and 90’s appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Talking about his return after 14 years out of the boxing ring (last fight was an exhibition with former contender Corey Sanders in 2006) he opens up about facing Roy Jones Jr. in a PPV exhibition on September 12.
On his Boxing comeback…
“I’m back, man, I’m back. I don’t know how come it came back. I started training. I’m back in shape. I’m 228. And I’ve been boxing. Doing what I can. I can’t believe this either, man. It’s just — I don’t believe in the Fountain of Youth, but something just came over me, and I’m back, man.”
About the man he faces, Roy Jones Jr…
“Oh, man, I’m so happy. Yeah, man. It’s gonna be so awesome. I’m so happy to be coming back into the ring and facing Roy Jones on September 12th. It’s gonna be so awesome…he’s the greatest fighter of his generation. I’m the greatest fighter of my generation, and it’s just a no-brainer that we should clash together.”
About training at the advanced age of 54…
“Well, it’s really painful. Really painful. And from this experience right now, I’ll never call another fighter a bum again, because anybody that does this or attempts to do this is no bum.
“My kids think I should sit my old ass down, but what do they know? You know? I’m very confident. They don’t know how to fight. Neither one of my kids can beat me in a fight, so what are they talking about?”
by Kris Anthony (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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