George Foreman begs Mike Tyson to call off boxing return at 54 and says ‘no more is needed’ from heavyweight legend

GEORGE FOREMAN has begged Mike Tyson to call off his boxing comeback, saying “no more is needed” from the big-hitting heavyweight legend.

Iron Mike, 54, will make his comeback against Roy Jones Jr on November 28  after 15 years of retirement.

Mike Tyson is set to make his return to the ring against Roy Jones Jr

George Foreman has begged Iron Mike to stay retired

But Foreman, who the oldest world heavyweight champion ever at 45 in 1994 when he beat Michael Moorer, has pleaded with Tyson to keep the gloves off.

Foreman, 71, told World Boxing News: “Tyson has done enough great things for boxing. No more is needed.

“He is in the Hall of Fame and was a mighty puncher.”

Tyson last stepped inside the ring in June 2005 – where he was stopped by Kevin McBride – but will soon make his return 15 years on.

The “Baddest Man on the Planet” was crowned the youngest world champion ever, aged 20, and his illustrious 20-year career saw him knock out 44 of his 50 opponents.

But boxing promoter Frank Warren recently revealed he does not rank Tyson in his top 10 heavyweights of all time.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Warren, 68, said: “Mike Tyson, when he was young and first got into boxing, he was exciting.

“A bit like Daniel Dubois in some ways, he sort of captured the public’s imagination in devastating style.


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“He won a world title and everybody was talking about him. For me, he was one of the most exciting young heavyweights.

“However, he doesn’t get in my top ten because he just did not last the course.

“He was sodding around, drugging it and boozing, went to prison. He just didn’t do it for me.”

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