Contemporary 4-belt champion Anthony Joshua warns Mike Tyson not to misunderstand strength.
On September 12, legendary Mike Tyson officially returned after 14 years away from the professional stage. Although playing only a friendly match against another famous American puncher, Roy Jones Jr (51 years old), this match has a greater attraction than many contemporary matches, even it can drawing more viewers than the rematch between Fury and Wilder takes place at the end of the year.
The British boxer, Anthony Joshua, who holds 4 heavy belts (WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO), has mixed feelings with the return of his beloved idol: Mike Tyson. He was happy to see one of the most influential fighters in his career, but also worried about the health of the fist turned 54 years old.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the 30-year-old boxer said: “You watched the performance video on social networks and you thought,” He has regained his form, every element of the competition. “But the performance clip (by Mike Tyson) is like a football veteran performing a kicking technique on the crossbar.He had a very good performance during training, those who watched to feel he could return to the heavyweight championship belt, but The reality will be different”.
Advising idols, Joshua continued to shape Tyson not to compete with contemporary boxers. “Tyson started playing at the age of 13. And Jones’ father turned him into a great fist. That’s all I know about them. They shouldn’t compete with young boxers, it’s those who “Lions”. We are taller, stronger, and more helped by modern training technology”.
Previously, Tyson had undergone 12-month training, helping him lose more than 30 kg, now returning to his playing weight, which is why many people recommend him to return to the top of the game. As a top-ranked boxer, Joshua has a strong grasp of the current punches so he doesn’t want to idolize Mike Tyson.
“If Tyson returns to any of his contemporaries, to satisfy his love of the sport. I am very welcome and hope that this will be a highlight to help boxing become more and more popular”, the 30-year-old British boxer closed the interview.