Boxing promoter Eddie Hearne has said he may want to revisit former world heavyweight Mike Tyson but wondered if the sport would once again welcome the 53-year-old back to the ring.
Tyson, who became the youngest heavyweight world champion of all time when he defeated his 20-year-old Trevor Berbick in 1986, caught the eye of the boxing world when he released videos of his Instagram training and said he plans to hold showcases to raise money for charity.
“I think I would like to see him but … Is it irresponsible to let a legendary 53-year-old boxer return to the ring?” Said Hern on British boxing television.
“I got a message from someone who says he would like to talk to me about Mike. It looks very dangerous. Could he be 53 and do some damage? Should we encourage a great boxer through ages to do it? ”
“There is a thin line, which I have already overlooked many times … between the integrity of sport and the pleasure of getting numbers … Our job is to get numbers for TV stations, but we also need to keep things as close as possible to their correct frame. ”
Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield also posted a video on social media while he was training, sparking speculation that he might return from retirement to face former rival Tyson.