Mike Tyson shot down George Foreman’s concerns about his exhibition clash with Roy Jones Jr.
Foreman urged the retired boxers not to fight each other after it was announced Tyson and Jones Jr would go toe-to-toe in an eight-round exhibition on 12 September in California. Tyson, 54, has been teasing for months about a potential comeback and hit back at Foreman expressing concern about his health. ‘Don’t worry about us. [Foreman] wasn’t worried about getting hurt when he went on his tour of coming back and fighting.
Tell George I love him for caring,’ Tyson told TMZ. ‘We’re both professionals. We know how to handle ourselves and whatever happens, happens.’ Foreman famously became world champion at the age of 45 having retired at 28 and California State Athletic Commission executive director Andy Foster insisted fans shouldn’t expect to see any knockouts.
Tyson, however, predicted he would stop Jones Jr if the opportunity presented itself.
‘This is search and destroy and I’m looking forward to recapturing my glory,’ Tyson said. ‘If the opportunity comes [I’ll go for the knockout], I’m always looking for it. (Metro)