‘They should NOT be doing it’: Frank Warren slams ‘sad’ comeback fight between Mike Tyson, 54, and Roy Jones Jr, 51, as promoter claims ‘they’re obviously doing it for money’
- Mike Tyson is set for his boxing comeback aged 54 against Roy Jones Jr
- The exhibition fight is set for 28 November and has faced major backlash
- Frank Warren has hit out at the pair, explaining he has no interest it their bout
- Warren was speaking exclusively to Gary Newbon Sports Show on Punching.TV
Frank Warren has revealed his disgust at Mike Tyson’s middle-aged matchup with Roy Jone Jr, revealing he has ‘no interest’ in the bout.
The American great is set for a shock comeback fight 15-years after calling time on a career which many argue cemented him as the greatest heavyweight of all time.
The 54-year-old has worked himself back into fighting shape and will take on former four-division world champion Jones Jr on November 28 in Los Angeles.
Mike Tyson’s clash with Roy Jones Jr is of no interest to Frank Warren, the promoter revealed
Iron Mike is in training for the November 28 bout, fighting for the first time since 2005
Both men had staggering success in their professional careers but are now into their 50’s
Veteran promoter Warren added his voice to those criticising the fight in an interview with The Gary Newbon Sports Show on Punching.TV.
‘It’s on BT and I work with BT. For me, I have no interest in it,’ Warren, promoter to the likes of Tyson Fury and Daniel Dubois, said.
‘By interest I mean I don’t like the idea of guys that age fighting. I know it’s going to be a so-called exhibition match but I have no interest.
‘They’re obviously doing it for money and I think it’s quite sad they’re doing what they’re doing.
Jones Jr and Tyson have been accused of fighting ‘for the money’ by Warren, who is against it
‘They should not be doing it, boxing is a young mans game.’
Iron Mike is insistent the eight-round bout should not be seen as an exhibition, with the American plotting more fights in the future.
Tyson told ESPN: ‘I might do this for a while. It would be so awesome if we could do this all around the world and fight the best fighter in that country, exhibitions with this guy in that country, exhibitions all over the world.
‘Wouldn’t that be great?’
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