Mike Tyson breaks silence over claims he wants to help get involved and intervene to stop Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
BOXING legend Mike Tyson doesn’t plan on becoming a peace broker between Russia and Ukraine.
The Russians are nearly four months into their illegal invasion of Ukraine, which was sanctioned by President Vladimir Putin.
Global condemnation and sanctions haven’t had the desired effect on Putin, who chillingly warned foreign nations not to get involved in the conflict.
Tyson was asked for his thoughts on the invasion during an interview with the controversial Alex Jones, with the radio show host suggesting he could have a similar impact as NBA legend Dennis Rodman did on the tensions between North Korea and the USA.
The former undisputed heavyweight champion told the conspiracy theorist: “I think it started out as a war for finance.
“And so many of us got involved because of the humanity of it.
“It became a war of humanity because so many people got involved, so many countries got involved, and now Russia’s really losing from a public opinion perspective.
“That’s worse than being hit by a nuclear bomb, so to speak, at least you’re dead with a nuclear bomb but you’ve got to live with this crap.”
When further pressed on the topic by Jones, Iron Mike responded: “I’m going to look at it like this.
“People aren’t going to like this. Sometimes I see a hawk and it grabs a robin.
“And I can stop him from killing that bird but once I stop him from killing that bird, he dies, his baby dies, who am I saving, how am I right?
“That’s what I tell my kids, how are you right if you save that bird right now?
“Now the hawk is going to die, his baby’s gonna die, something’s going to die.”
Jones – who is facing multiple lawsuits for claiming the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting was a “hoax” – concurred with Tyson’s stance.
He replied: “I think that’s the real knowledge, to think multi-steps ahead.