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Frank Warren useless in opposition to Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield 3 ‘freak present’, until it’s purely an exhibition struggle


Frank Warren has advised talkSPORT.com that he doesn’t wish to see a trilogy struggle between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield within the skilled ring.

The British promoter placed on a few UK fights with ‘Iron Mike’ within the early 2000s, however is just not eager on the concept of seeing him compete 20 years later.

Frank Warren is a Corridor of Fame promoter
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Tyson and Holyfield have each lately teased a possible comebacks, posting coaching movies to social media.

“It might be a freak present,” Warren advised talkSPORT.com “I don’t wanna see a 53-year-old man combating a 57-year-old man.

“Clearly it doesn’t take a genius to know they’re effectively, effectively, effectively previous any sell-by date so far as combating’s involved.

“If it’s one thing that’s gonna be an exhibition, that’s a special factor. It isn’t a correct struggle. In the event that they’re gonna do this, then allow them to get on with it.

Holyfield and Tyson at the moment are mates

“However neglect about any aggressive fights, that will be horrible. They’ve been out the ring for the way lengthy now?

“Mike Tyson’s been out the ring since 2005 and he received a shellacking off of Kevin McBride, earlier than that Danny Williams.

“He simply shouldn’t be combating, finish of story. He’s definitely not received any higher.

“He’s received himself match and effectively throughout this lockdown, nice to have executed that, he was carrying a number of weight round on him, so he’s received that off and he’s clearly having fun with coaching.


“However hitting pads is one factor, pads don’t hit again.

“In the event that they’re doing an exhibition and other people purchase into that, good luck to them, however for me, as an actual struggle? Undoubtedly not.

“I don’t agree with that and I don’t see for the lifetime of me any organisation that’s received any integrity – and we all know that lacks generally in boxing – backing it.

“In the event that they did and allowed it, then they need to be ashamed of themselves.”

Warren promoted one in every of Foreman’s comeback bouts
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When requested who the oldest fighters he’s promoted are, Warren added: “It’s a younger man’s sport, boxing. Only a few guys do it at a sure age.

“George Foreman got here again and I promoted one in every of his comeback fights, nevertheless it was a well-managed factor.

“He had the wherewithal to do it, he didn’t dwell that unhealthy life like a few of these guys.

“Mike Tyson on his personal admission, he’s operating a hashish farm now and apparently he’s the perfect buyer so it may’t be good for him to be coming again and combating.

“Protecting him match and doing it? Improbable for him, good luck to him.”



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