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Tyson Fury Reacts To Mike Tyson’s Comeback And Completing Trilogy Fight With Evander Holyfield

Tyson Fury Reacts To Mike Tyson’s Comeback And Completing Trilogy Fight With Evander Holyfield

Tyson Fury has revealed he is backing Mike Tyson's decision to return to boxing and would pay to see him face fellow boxing legend Evander Holyfield in a fight.

The two boxing legends have announced plans to return to the sport as they aim to raise money through exhibition charity fights.

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Fury, who captured the WBC championship back in February, doesn't believe that 'Iron' Mike would be able to compete against the current heavyweights.

However, the 31-year-old Brit superstar has welcomed the idea of Tyson competing in exhibition fights as the boxing legend continues to push ahead with his remarkable body transformation.

"I think everyone does their own thing," Fury told iFL TV.

"I think if that's what makes them tick and gives them a goal, then I'm all for it.

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"Because I know what it's like to have no goals, I know what it's like to be sat on the sidelines watching everyone else. I know what it's like to be a has-been. I've been there.

"I know what it's like to suffer with mental health problems and then give myself a massive goal to achieve and I know what it's like to set about achieving it.

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"Mike Tyson is 53 years old and Evander Holyfield is nearly 60, if they want to do this, [it] is their choice. Let them do it. We could say, 'Oh no, don't let them do it.'

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"But at the end of the day, they are grown men. They know the risks, they know their responsibility.

"I say if they can pass medicals and pass all the brain scans and they are healthy and fit to box, then let them box.

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"George Foreman was 44 years old when he won the world championship, how can we consider having an older heavyweight champion if they are not giving them the opportunity to?

"If they are fighting exhibitions, then it's between them isn't it and people their own age. Shannon Briggs is a bit younger than them and whoever else.

"But I wouldn't like to see Mike fighting one of the top heavyweights because obviously 53 years old versus 35 or 30 [years old] -- it's just not fair.

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"But to see him fight someone his own age like an old-timer as well, fantastic, I'd love to see it.

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Credit: PA

"If he's definitely serious about it, I'll buy a pay-per-view, for sure. There's one buy right here."

'Iron' Mike has teased fans that they will soon hear more details about his plans, but he suggested his opponent would be a bigger name than Holyfield.

The 53-year-old has already been offered an incredible payday should he take up Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship's offer to face MMA fighter Wanderlei Silva.

MMA legend Tito Ortiz has also suggested talks are under way for a lucrative clash with the 'Baddest Man on the Planet.'

Featured Image Credit: iFL TV/Instagram

Topics: Mike Tyson, Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Baddest Man on the Planet, Boxing, Gypsy King, Iron Mike, Evander Holyfield

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]