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Mike Tyson’s Hilarious Post-Fight Interview: ‘Why’d Nobody Care About My Ass?’

Mike Tyson’s Hilarious Post-Fight Interview: ‘Why’d Nobody Care About My Ass?’

Mike Tyson's hilarious interview after his fight with Roy Jones Jr has been keeping boxing fans highly entertained.

The former undisputed heavyweight champ officially drew with Roy Jones Jr over their eight-round exhibition bout in California. But many fans believe that Iron Mike, the aggressor throughout, deserved victory.

Tyson certainly 'won' the post-fight interview as he took good-humoured exception to Jones Jr being asked whether he was afraid of getting hurt before the contest.

"I was afraid I might get hurt!" Interrupted Tyson. "I didn't fight in 20 years, he only stopped fighting for three years... why'd nobody care about my ass?!"

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Jones and interviewer Jim Gray can't contain their laughter as Tyson continued his point that Roy - who only retired in 2018 and is the younger man by three years - had advantages.

"I didn't fight in 15 years, he stopped fighting three years ago - and everybody worried about his ass."

When Gray points out that "nobody thinks a giant is going to fall" - referring to Tyson being the natural heavyweight of the pair - Tyson again repeats: "I haven't done this in 15, 16 years! I'm not a giant - I'm a beginner."

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The 54-year-old Tyson is right: it's been over 15 years since his last fight, in June 2005, and 17 years since his last professional win in 2003.

But he actually looked the sharper of the two veterans for much of the eight, two-minute rounds. Iron Mike definitely brought the fight and landed some solid body shots, while Jones was more content to frustrate the bigger man.

Later, Tyson made some GOAT noises. Just because he could.

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Whatever else Mike Tyson might be, he is definitely never boring.

Featured image credit: BT Sport

Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr, Roy Jones Jr, Boxing

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Alex Reid is a writer at SPORTbible who’s previously strung words together for FourFourTwo, Boxing News, The Guardian and, yes, Cruise International (it’s about big ships, not Tom). Interests range from football and boxing to real sports like WWE and darts. He is not a cage fighter.