– Mike Tyson recently came out of retirement to fight Roy Jones Jr
– The 53-year-old is hoping for more exhibition fights in the future
– Tyson has scrutinised Floyd Mayweather’s best-ever status ahead of Logan Paul status
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Video clip of former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson scrutinising Floyd Mayweather’s boxing record has resurfaced online.
The 43-year-old is preparing to come out of retirement to fight YouTuber Logan Paul in February at a yet to be agreed venue.
Sources claim the exhibition fight will not be added to Mayweather’s record of 50 wins out of his 50 professional bouts before hanging his gloves.
He fought the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez, Oscar De La Hoya and Ricky Hatton during his title-laden career.
The retired American boxer is often regarded as one of the boxers of all time but Tyson thinks otherwise having previously disputed that claim, naming other stars to have more wins than TBE. He said:
“Floyd’s a great fighter, don’t get me wrong, but he had 50 fights.
“Listen, Sugar Ray Robinson had 47 fights, he lost one, and he had 78 fights, a 78-fight winning streak (officially recorded as 88). With 60 knockouts.
“Don’t tell me about the greatest fighter with 50-0. He’s a great fighter no doubt about it, but 50-0.
“[Julio Cesar] Chavez had 90 (official record 107-6-3), he was fighting like eight times a year against whoever fought him, against whoever was in the rankings.”
And during an appearance on Paul’s podcast ‘impulsive’, Tyson insisted the online superstar is on his way to a beating.
“But it’s gonna be good, he’s gonna fight back though! He’s gonna fight back.”
Tyson has just come off the back of his own exhibition bout, his first time in the ring for 15 years.
He took on Roy Jones Jr in December in the biggest pay-per-view event of the year but the match ended in a draw.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr had to settle for a draw in their first-ever fight after coming out of retirement.
The former heavyweight champions treated their fans to some nostalgia in an eighth-round exhibition fight at the Staples Centre over the weekend.
Obviously, both of them could not give their best in the rings due to their advanced ages but still showed some flashes of their qualities.
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