Mike Tyson considers retiring again for good at 55 after boxing comeback becomes ‘financial’ instead of ‘fun’
MIKE TYSON is considering NEVER fighting again after his boxing comeback became ‘financial’ instead of ‘fun’.
The heavyweight legend made a stunning return in November 2020, more than 15 years after he announced retirement.
Tyson, 55, drew in an eight-round exhibition with fellow American great Roy Jones Jr, 53, on a Triller pay-per-view which sold a reported 1.6million packages.
But following the commercial success of Iron Mike’s comeback, he admitted boxing became more of a burden again.
Tyson said on Nelk Boys’ podcast: “I don’t think I will [fight] either but you never know again.
“Every 12 to 13 months, boom, something is missing. Like, something is missing. Boom, I’m missing muscle mass, boom, it’s always something different.
“Guys want to fight me for $100million. I don’t think I’ll ever do stuff like that any more.
“I wanted to do it the first time, just for fun, to have fun. Some people took it to another level and made it financial and the fun went out of it.”
Tyson quickly announced plans to fight again and was rumoured to be in talks with old rivals Evander Holyfield, 59, and Lennox Lewis, 56.
YouTuber stars Logan and Jake Paul, 26 and 25 respectively, were also linked with the youngest heavyweight champion of all time.
SunSport revealed Tyson and Jake had a verbal agreement for a Las Vegas exhibition.
But when quizzed on the bout against the 5-0 social media sensation, Iron Mike admitted it was dead in the water.
Tyson said: “I’m not even interested in doing this stuff.
“If it was back when it first started, yes, and we were both fighting on the same card and both active, yeah I would do it but it just turned bad.
“It didn’t turn out right.”