Eddie Hearn's Response When Asked If He'd Promote Mike Tyson's Comeback
'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.
"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.
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"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."
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.
Shannon Briggs claims a deal to fight Tyson is almost in place while Evander Holyfield, who's also making a boxing comeback, confirmed talks are underway for a trilogy bout.
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