George Foreman fears for the good of Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr pending the ‘really dangerous’ fight
George Foreman fears for the good of Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr in anticipation of ‘really dangerous’ eight-round match … but says it’s a ‘nice thing’ that they both return to the boxing ring
- George Foreman has admitted he is concerned about Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr
- 54-year-old Tyson has announced his boxing comeback to fight 51-year-old Jones Jr
- Foreman said it was “beautiful,” but fears one of them could be damaged
George Foreman has admitted that Mike Tyson’s return to the boxing ring alongside Roy Jones Jr is a “ beautiful thing ” but fears for their well-being.
54-year-old Tyson announced that he is retiring to fight 51-year-old Jones Jr in an eight-round exhibition game after months of teasing fans about a potential comeback.
Despite being excited about the match, Foreman revealed he is concerned about the health of both fighters ahead of the September 12 confrontation in Los Angeles.
George Foreman has admitted he is concerned about the welfare of Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr
Tyson announced his return to the boxing ring for an eight-round show with Jones Jr
He told TMZ“There is a time when you have to worry about your health, but it’s nice that they even come out,” says George.
“Maybe they can even name a charity or something for the recipient of the money. I think it’s okay to get out, but it should be fun, but I hope one doesn’t hit the other. ‘
Foreman, who has 81 professional fights against Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, among others, said he would warn both fighters of the potential risks and how dangerous the lasting effects could be.
“I would just tell them it’s really dangerous, but if you decide to do something like that, you can’t say ‘don’t do it.’
“They don’t hear that. Even I. Big idiot like me, I used to only see what I wanted to see. ‘
Foreman fears that due to their age, the fight could be ‘really dangerous’ for both fighters
Despite his cautious attitude toward the event, Foreman admitted that he attempted to make a comeback in his mid-fifties.
“I was 55 years old. I was in shape and all that, ”said Foreman.
‘[My wife] says “you’re not going to do something like that,” I said, “I’m telling you, you can’t tell me what to do. I still can – I said don’t you believe in me? Look at me, I can still do it! ”
She said, “George, isn’t that the way you want to get out of the sport believing you can still do it? “. I was shut there and I ran away and it was a hunter’s death to realize that you will never fight again. ‘