BOXING legend Mike Tyson has claimed Floyd Mayweather is ‘damaged’ for fighting YouTube star Logan Paul.
Former five-weight world champion Mayweather took on Paul in an eight-round exhibition last month and surprisingly went the distance with the social media star.
Money was widely criticised for not being able to stop the boxing novice in their Miami showdown, a bout Tyson believes is a sign the sport has taken its toll on him.
During the latest episode of his Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson podcast, he said: “You see, Floyd [Mayweather], he is damaged.
“He is damaged. He wants to come back and fight. You see, that’s what that does.
“I came back, that’s not right. It f**ks you up. It is damaged.
“Listen, I didn’t feel that way, I never wanted to do this s**t again, and I don’t know what it is, I wish I could, but I’m just taking advantage of what this game is, you get me?”
Tyson’s comments will further fuel the 20-year feud between himself and Mayweather, whom he was once close with.
Mayweather looked a shadow of the man who toyed with former UFC champion Conor McGregor four years ago and has no intention of setting foot inside the ring again.
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After the fight, he said: “Will I make a comeback? Absolutely not. I have retired from the sport of boxing.
“I probably won’t do an exhibition again either.”
Tyson, 55, returned to the squared circle last November for an exhibition with fellow legend Roy Jones Jr.
The former world champions turned in better than expected displays, with Tyson impressing many with his trademark ferocity.
Iron Mike is hoping to return to the ring later this year and has set his sights on rematches with former foes Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield.
The former undisputed heavyweight champ said: “I want [Evander] Holyfield and Lewis this year.
“I want both of them, I want to get them both this year.
“I also want to box an exhibition with Tyson Fury.
“If I do that – even if I can get those two guys, I’ll say; ‘This is a wrap, I’m just gonna live life.’
“And that’s just exhibitions. I’m gonna break all my professional true records with exhibitions.”