Nigerian-born American boxer Anthony Joshua has advised legendary boxer Mike Tyson not to return to the ring against Roy Jones.
“I think it is a passion of both of them, it is what they have known,” Joshua told Sky Sports.
“Mike Tyson has been fighting since he was 13 years old, Roy Jones, his father pushed him to be great.
“Good luck to both of you, it’s all you know. You don’t have to do it to compete with the division’s young lions now.
“We are bigger, we are stronger, sports science has improved, so there is more technology.” The entire sports world has developed.
“If Mike Tyson wants to come back and fight someone from his time for the love of sports, hang on, I wish you well.”
Several videos of Tyson have been released in training and they look very impressive on the pads and bag.
However, Joshua has some advice for anyone who takes those clips too seriously in terms of Iron Mike being ready to compete at the highest level.
“You’ve seen a clip on social media, so you think, ‘He’s back in action, he’s fighting,'” Joshua said.
But he’s like one of the old footballers doing a crossbar challenge.
“Mike Tyson hitting the pads with that fierce behavior is second nature to him.
“For someone watching from home, it looks like this guy will come and rule the heavyweight division.”