54-year-old Mike Tyson says he would fight 30-year-old, 6’6″, 240 lb. heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, RIGHT NOW … as long as the money went to charity!!
Some background … Rafael Cordero, Mike’s legendary trainer recently told TMZ that Tyson — who last fought in 2005 — could hang with beasts like Joshua, Deontay Wilder, and Tyson Fury.
So, when “Iron Mike” joined the “TMZ Sports” TV show to talk about his HUGE Legends Only League fight with Roy Jones Jr. on November 28 … we asked him if his next opponent might be a boxer in his prime.
Someone like … IBF, WBA, WBO, and IBO champion, Anthony Joshua?
“Listen, I’m very interested. If doing that means we can have a bigger charity exponent, well so be it, I’m down to do that, too.”
“I would love to [fight Joshua]. That would be mind-blowing.”
That’s not all … Mike also talks about voting for the first time this November in the presidential election, and what would’ve happened if he chose MMA, rather than boxing back in the day.
Full interview airs tonight on FS1 at 9pm PT / 12am ET on FS1!
Mario Lopez To Host Mike Tyson Vs. Roy Jones Jr. Fight, COVID Protocols In Place
The Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. fight just got a celeb host — Mario Lopez.
We’re told Lopez will be the emcee of the November 28 fight … introducing the various fighters and tossing to musical acts throughout the evening.
In other words, it’s not just a fight … it’s an event.
Sources tell us Lopez will be at the fight venue — not hosting remotely — and the production is already taking steps to make sure they adhere to COVID-19 regulations.
Lopez — along with all of the fighters, trainers, production crew, etc. — will most likely undergo rigorous testing leading up to the fight to ensure everyone is safe and healthy.
As for the musical acts, we’re told producers are gunning for A-list talent and have superstars from the R&B and the hip-hop world lined up … now it’s just about finalizing the contracts.
The event is being put on by Triller — which is looking to dethrone TikTok as the go-to place for music-driven social media — so it’s obvious why the entertainment portion of the night is so important to them.
As for Lopez, he’s a hardcore combat sports fan whose been regularly training at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Gym in L.A. for years.
“I have the opportunity to combine my passions for boxing with hosting is truly a career milestone, and for it to be at such a legendary event, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of it,” Lopez said in a statement to TMZ Sports.
As we previously reported, the card is pretty stacked … besides Tyson and Jones Jr., Jake Paul and ex-NBA star Nate Robinson are also fighting.