Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Mike Tyson Discusses The Klitschkos and David Haye

Boxing legend Mike Tyson says he is convinced there is more to come from British heavyweight David Haye.

Haye retired after losing on points to Wladimir Klitschko in July 2011 but returned to the ring to stop Dereck Chisora this summer and is now pursuing a fight with Klitschko's brother Vitali.

And Tyson, a former undisputed world heavyweight champion himself, told Sky Sports News: "David should continue to fight because he's a young guy.

"I thought David fought very well against Klitschko and I have a lot of respect for him because I expected him to be obliterated.

"Unless he has something else to do and plenty of money he should definitely keep fighting because he can get better and better.

"Fighting is our profession and it's what we do. I fought 15 times one year."

Tyson has also welcomed the decision of Ricky Hatton to return to the ring later this year, saying: "He's a young guy and, if that's what he wants to do, he should carry on.

"If he can take the beating (Manny) Pacquiao gave him and become a champion again, that's what boxing is all about.

"Fighting is a metaphor for life. It's about endurance and proving how much you can take."

The current heavyweight scene is seen by some as colourless because of the domination of the Klitschko brothers.

But Tyson is full of praise for the duo and said: "They should dominate. They have learnt their craft and overcome adversity.

"People want to see very exciting guys, talking smack and knocking guys out. People want barbarism and blood.

"But I love what the Klitschkos are doing. They beat people, they inspire people and they're erudite, they show you don't have to be brainless to be a boxer."

Asked if he would have defeated the brothers in his prime, Tyson added: "I'd like to think so, my ego makes me think so! But these guys would have been hard to beat in any era, they're changing the face of boxing."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BabyFaceAssasin on 10-09-2012

People always call me crazy when I say the Klitschkos would have been good in any era and although they might not dominate like they do today they would have their moments when they were in control.

Comment by Alx. on 10-09-2012

true dattttttt

Comment by Weltschmerz on 10-09-2012

Great to hear Tyson respecting the Klitschko's. And he's right, Haye should be an active fighter, but he's simply not. He only wants the mega fights

Comment by Light_Speed on 10-08-2012

Good interview, Mike has retained some of Cus's knowledge and wisdom. [QUOTE=gauze;12588436]i think hbo/sho should try and hire tyson for color commentary. he always has his own honest opinion and he's such a student of the game. he's very well-spoken…

Comment by LA_2_Vegas on 10-08-2012

[QUOTE=gauze;12588436]i think hbo/sho should try and hire tyson for color commentary. he always has his own honest opinion and he's such a student of the game. he's very well-spoken and provides insight that most fighters can't. he's pretty much faced…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (20)
Top Headlines Wilder: I'll Talk Until Joshua Wants To Shut This American Boy Up! Igor Mikhalkin vs. Doudou Ngumbu Trilogy on December 2 Carl Frampton: This Part of My Career Could Be The Biggest Yet Anthony Dirrell: I'm Now Ready To Face Anyone With a Belt Oscar De La Hoya's Hypocrisy is All About Floyd Mayweather Anthony Dirrell Cut Badly, Beats Douglin by Technical Decision Clark Edges Dolton By Majority Decision; Karl Beats Martin Parker: I Would Not Have Problems Knocking Wilder, Joshua Out! Liam Smith Keeps Close Eye on Cotto-Ali, Open To Kell Brook Clash Klitschko Leaves The Door Open For a Ring Return in The Future Video: Ellerbe Talks UFC Doing Boxing, Mayweather Promotions Photos: Ishe Smith, Julian Williams Face To Face at Weigh-In Oscar Vasquez Hopes To Land a Major Fight in 2018 BJ Flores Sets Record Straight on Alexander Povetkin Fight Photos: Sullivan Barrera Grinds Hard - Ripped, Ready For Valera Amir Khan: I Embarrassed Myself By Making Joshua Accusation Chavez Jr. Return: Alfredo Angulo Now The Frontrunner Denis Shafikov vs. Rene Alvarado, HBO Latino, December 9 Wilder's Trainer: Deontay Wants To Be First Heavyweight at 50-0 Dejan Zlaticanin Returns on December 14, Broadway Boxing Jessie Vargas vs. Aaron Herrera Finalized - Dec. 15, PBC on FS1 Ricardo Mayorga Rules Out Retirement, Plans February Return Diego De La Hoya vs. Jose Salgado - Golden Boy on ESPN, Dec. 14 Bellew: It's Disgusting That Wilder Insinuated Joshua is on Steroids UK News: Tommy McCarthy, Lewis Crocker, Ricky Summers Miguel Cotto Career Special on HBO, November 25 Photo: Carl Frampton, Horacio Garcia Ready For War in Belfast Joseph Parker: I Have 'A Lot of Options' Other Than Joshua, Wilder Frampton: All The Big Fights Interest Me, The Best is Yet To Come Shawn Porter: Crawford Beats Horn Easy, Everybody is a Target! Teddy Atlas Explains Why He Favors Lomachenko Over Rigondeaux Ishe Smith: I Asked For Julian Williams, Confident I'll Get The Win Nathan Gorman Welcomes Daniel Dubois: He Knows Where I Am Alexander Povetkin vs. Christian Hammer - Full Card is Set Truax: I Have To Be at My Absolute Best To Beat James DeGale Jarrell Miller: I Would Stop Dillian Whyte in Four or Five Rounds Ryoichi Taguchi vs. Milan Melindo Unification Set, December 31 Wilder Would Agree to Fight Ortiz Again, Wants to 'Punish' Him Kovalev: The Pressure Will Be High To Fight Beterbiev, Bivol Roy Jones Jr. Brings WinnaVegas Casino Card To BeIN Sports
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement