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Eddie Hearn's Response When Asked If He'd Promote Mike Tyson's Comeback

Eddie Hearn's Response When Asked If He'd Promote Mike Tyson's Comeback

Eddie Hearn says a Mike Tyson comeback is "not something he's looking to do" in terms of promoting the mega event.

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'Iron' Mike made a big splash on social media when he uploaded a video of himself training ahead of a sensational return to the ring.

He's eyeing an exhibition bout at the age of 53 and contacted Hearn about getting involved.

But the Matchroom boss, who's no stranger to putting on extravagant boxing shows, admits he's not interested in promoting the returning boxing icon's comeback.

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"Tyson looked fantastic on the pads but he's 53. Look at his last fight against Kevin McBride. He won't be able to compete at [a high level]," Hearn said to Sky Sports.

"It's good to see him training. He's in great shape. If it keeps him happy then why not keep training? I wouldn't like to see him fight in the ring professionally."

Image: PA
Image: PA

Hearn isn't the only high-profile promoter to distance himself from Tyson as UFC president Dana White has "begged" Tyson not to lace up the gloves again.

"I love Mike Tyson, I'm begging him not to go fight," White told Canadian podcast Tim and Sid.

"I said, 'You look awesome, you're still explosive, you're obviously still powerful, you're one of the all-time greats.'

"But Mike, you're 53, please don't do it, please."

The former heavyweight world champion remains hellbent on coming out of retirement with a host of potential opponents mooted.

Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Boxing, Eddie Hearn, Fight News, UFC, Dana White

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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