Former heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson did not get the approval of his children surrounding his ring return.
The 54-year-old Tyson is set to feature in an eight-round exhibition bout against four-division champion Roy Jones Jr. on Sept. 12 in California.
The once touted as “The Baddest Man on the Planet” last fought in 2005 against Irish journeyman Kevin McBride where he lost by way of sixth-round technical knockout.
“My kids think I should sit my old a** down,” Tyson said on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
Recent training footages however suggest that Tyson is in tip-top shape to make at least one more ring appearance, adding that his kids don’t know what he knows when it comes to fighting.
“But what do they know? I’m very confident. They don’t know how to fight, neither one of my kids can beat me in a fight, so what are they talking about,” he said.
Tyson’s comeback is not about the money either, as he previously stated that all of his earnings would go directly to various charitable institutions.
His opponent, Jones, is 51 years old and last fought in 2018 against Scott Sigmon, where he went the full 10 rounds en route to a unanimous decision nod. – JM Siasat/RC, GMA News