Anthony Joshua has again warned Mike Tyson that he doesn’t need to “compete with the young lions” of heavyweight boxing to make a dramatic comeback in the ring.
The former heavyweight champion of the world, now aged 54, will fight fellow ring legend Roy Jones Jr, 51, in an exhibition bout on September 12.
Tyson had teased a sensational return for weeks after uploading extreme training videos on social media.
And in six weeks’ time, that comeback will become a reality.
But current WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO heavyweight king Joshua hopes Iron Mike sticks to the exhibition fights and doesn’t try and hit up the main division.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the 30-year-old said: “You see a clip on social media and you think: ‘He’s back in action, he’s fighting fit.’
“Tyson hitting pads with ferocious behaviour is second nature to him. But to someone watching from home? It’s like he’s going to rule the heavyweight division.
“It’s a passion they both love, it’s what they know. Tyson has been fighting since he was 13. Jones’ dad pushed him to be great.
“It’s all they know. They haven’t got to compete with the young lions of the division. We’re bigger, stronger, science has improved so we have more technology.”
Tyson has undergone a radical body transformation over the last 12 months or so, losing ten stone to get back looking lean.
SunSport previously reported how he had ballooned to 27st after retiring, partying and becoming Hollywood star.
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