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Legendary American boxer, Mike Tyson, the youngest World Heavyweight Champion, spoke about the real motivation behind losing 38 kg of weight and getting back in shape before his highly-anticipated fight against fellow heavyweight John Jones.
Tyson was quoted by The Sun as saying, “If someone is next to me, and he finds out that he thinks I’m obese …, but he doesn’t tell me that, I won’t be his friend anymore. You say that judging by size (body) hurts. Some people, but it helps me. I’ve never taken it as a size discrimination. ”
It is reported that Mike Tyson, his compatriot Roy Jones, who also holds Russian citizenship, will face an eight-round show fight, on November 28, after it was scheduled to take place on September 12, according to the magazine “The Ring”, which indicated Until Tyson camp confirmed that it was possible to increase the revenues of the confrontation by postponing it to a later date.
It is noteworthy that Tyson, nicknamed “Iron Man”, announced his desire to return to the boxing rings for a three or four show fights for charitable purposes, after ending his professional career in 2005, during which he achieved 50 victories, compared to six defeats.
Mike Tyson, 54, became the youngest heavyweight champion of all time in the sport of “noble art” after beating Trevor Berbick in 1986 at the age of 20, and the first heavyweight boxer to hold the World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation titles.
As for Roy Jones Jr. (51 years), the former absolute world champion, he put an end to his professional career in 2018, during which he scored 66 victories, including 47 by knockout, compared to 9 defeats.