By Mark Vester

Former two-time heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is currently on tour in South Africa to take part in charity work around the country.

Speaking candidly with the media, Tyson said that he’s lost a lot of interest in the sport of boxing. He’s lost so much interest that he doesn’t’ even watch it like he used to. Old age has begun to take it’s toll on the former champ.

Several weeks ago, rumors ran all over the internet with respect to a third meeting between Mike Tyson and former four-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield. The fighters fought twice in the late 90’s, with the rematch becoming one of the most infamous bouts in boxing history after Tyson was disqualified for biting off a piece of Holyfield’s ear. Even as both men are now in their 40’s, minor interest exists to see them fight each other for a third time.

Tyson squashed any rumors of a comeback when speaking with reporters and says Holyfield is a friend.

"I don't watch (boxing) as I used to, I am not as interested as I used to be," Tyson said. "I do what I want to do. I travel, hang out with my kids and fix my house. I feel so old. I'm just happy to be remembered. Evander is a good guy who I like to look on as a friend.”

When asked about the possibility of coming back to boxing as a trainer, Tyson was very honest in telling media members that he’s not responsible enough for the job.

"It takes a lot of responsibility for that and I don't think I am responsible enough," Tyson said. "I still like to hang out and be with my friends so I don't think I am responsible enough. It takes a great deal of responsibility for someone to be expected to raise a child for 10 or 11 hours a day. I'm not ready for that - I have a hard time raising my children so having someone else’s kid would be a little bit overwhelming.”

Tyson also makes sure that none of his children take up boxing. He doesn’t want his children involved with the sport.

"No, none of my children are interested in boxing - I make sure of that. They are just basic kids, just normal kids," Tyson said.

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