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'Mike Tyson Has No Chance Against Any Heavyweight'

'Mike Tyson Has No Chance Against Any Heavyweight'

Legendary boxing promoter Frank Warren has slammed Mike Tyson's comeback and says he has "no chance" against any heavyweight.

'Iron' Mike is planning a sensational return to the ring in the form of a charity/exhibition bout at the age 53.

But the proposed comeback doesn't sit well with Warren whose blasted the former world heavyweight champion's decision to return to the sport.

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"I don't care if Mike Tyson is in the gym for the next ten years, he has no chance against any heavyweight," he wrote in his column for the Metro.

"I have no idea who would license him at the age of 53 if it wasn't an exhibition match. I can't see any governing body doing that. He's in there getting himself fit and well, and that's brilliant.

"His coach talking about him fighting any of the heavyweights out there, would I ever put him with someone like Daniel Dubois? Never. It'd be an embarrassment. I can't think of a single heavyweight he could fight."

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Tyson made a big splash on social media when he uploaded a short yet terrifying training clip. However, his form failed to impress Warren.

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He added: "I saw his short training clip and all I can say is pads do not hit back. It was a short video for a reason.

"Short little bursts don't fly in a real fight. Title fights are 12 rounds! That's what it takes. It's a fantasy to think he could come back and beat anyone, but an exhibition fight? Good luck to him.

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"I'm sure some promoter would get involved in that, but it won't be me. I brought him over to the UK twice. We took him to places like Brixton and I swear there was more people on the street when he was there than Nelson Mandela. We got on well the first time, but the second time... anyone can get on well with Mike if you agree with everything he says and does."

Tyson, meanwhile, is hellbent on lacing up the gloves again with the likes of Sonny Bill Williams, Danny Williams and Evander Holyfield touted as potential opponents.

Topics: Frank Warren, Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Boxing, Fight News

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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.