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George Foreman Gives His Honest Opinion On Mike Tyson's Boxing Comeback

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George Foreman Gives His Honest Opinion On Mike Tyson's Boxing Comeback

George Foreman believes Mike Tyson has "done enough great things for boxing" and has begged him to call off his boxing comeback.

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Tyson, 53, teased a surprise return to the sport after he revealed that he's training for an exhibition fight for charity.

However, Foreman has asked the ex-world heavyweight champion to reconsider his stunning plans.

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"Tyson has done enough great things for boxing. No more is needed," the 71-year-old told World Boxing News.

He added: "He is in the Hall of Fame and was a mighty puncher."

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'Iron' Mike hasn't fought in 15 years and last stepped inside the squared circle in 2005, when he suffered a stoppage defeat to Kevin McBride. But a return to the ring could be on the cards.

Speaking with rapper T.I, he revealed: "I've been hitting the mitts for the last week.

"That's been tough, my body is really jacked up and really sore from hitting the mitts.

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"I've been working out, I've been trying to get in the ring, I think I'm going to box some exhibitions and get in shape.

"I want to go to the gym and get in shape to be able to box three or four-round exhibitions for some charities and stuff.

"Some charity exhibitions, make some money, help some homeless and drug-affected motherf**ker like me.

"I do two hours on cardio, I do the bike and the treadmill for an hour, then I do some light weights, 300, 250 reps.

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"Then I start my day with the boxing thing, I go in there and hit the mits, 30 minutes, 25 minutes, start getting in better condition.

"I'm start to put those combinations together. I'm in pain, I feel like three guys kicked the s**t out of me."

Tyson enjoyed a legendary boxing career. He became the youngest world heavyweight champion, aged 20, when he beat Trevor Berbick in 1986. He then became undisputed champion in 1988 after smashing Michael Spinks in one round.

Will the former 'baddest man on the planet' lace up the gloves again? Watch this space.

Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Boxing, Fight News, George Foreman

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