George Foreman believes that the friendly game between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. is a “nice thing” even if there is a danger when the pair get back in the ring.
Tyson has confirmed that he will make a comeback in Las Vegas on September 12, beating four-time world champion Jones in a pay-per-view game.
54-year-old Tyson, whose last performance was in 2005 when he retired from Kevin McBride, has plagued the possibility of a return in recent months by posting videos on social media while working out at the gym.
Foreman understands better than anyone why the duo signed up for the showdown. At the age of 45, he became the oldest heavyweight champion when he retired Michael Moorer.
“There is a time when you have to worry about your health, but it’s nice that they would even get out [and fight]Foreman told TMZ Sports. Maybe they can name a charity as a recipient of the money. I think it’s okay to get out, but it should be fun. ‘
While Foreman makes clear the dangers of competing again, he expects it would have been impossible to get Tyson to change his mind once conceived.
“Boxing is nothing to play with. I would tell them it is really dangerous, “he said. “But if you decide to do something like that, you can’t say they shouldn’t. They won’t hear that.
“Even me, a big fool like me, I used to see only what I wanted to see.”