Mike Tyson could beat current top heavyweights, says George Foreman

George Foreman claims Mike Tyson is capable of beating ANY of the world’s top heavyweights – including Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua – at the age of 54 after impressive performance in comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr

  • Mike Tyson impressed against Roy Jones Jr during their exhibition last month
  • The eight-round encounter ended in a draw but many felt Tyson won the bout
  • That was the 54-year-old American’s first fight in 15 years since retiring in 2005 

Mike Tyson had boxing fans purring when he fought Roy Jones Jr last month – so much so that one former champion believes the heavyweight legend could go toe-to-toe against the current best in the division.

Tyson impressed in an eight-round exhibition with Jones on November 28 – a contest that ended in a draw, although many felt that ‘Iron Mike’ had won.

It was Tyson’s first contest in 15 years since retiring in 2005 and there is clamour for the 54-year-old to return the ring again next year.

Mike Tyson (left) could beat the top heavyweights if he has more fights, says George Foreman

Tyson impressed against Roy Jones Jr during their eight-round exhibition on November 28

It was the 54-year-old’s first fight in 15 years following the American’s retirement in 2005

And judging by what he saw former two-time world heavyweight champion George Foreman believes Tyson wouldn’t look out of place against the current crop of stars.

‘If he gets three more exhibitions like that, at that level, I would even back him in challenging any title contender, even a champion,’ Foreman told TMZ Sports.

‘If the right situation arrived, Mike Tyson could be in for a good title shot… and [with three more] of these exhibitions, he can beat some of these guys who can be champion out there.

‘I was on the edge of my seat [watching that fight between Tyson and Jones]… I did exhibitions with Sonny Liston, I’ve seen [Muhammad Ali] do exhibitions, but I’ve never seen one that exciting, never.’

Tyson’s bout with Jones saw each round last two minutes, as opposed to three, and if those were in place against the top heavyweights of now then Foreman believes they’d face a tough task in stopping the American.

‘If you go eight two-minute rounds, I’d back Tyson,’ he continued. ‘Ten two-minute rounds, I’d back Tyson!’

Foreman backs Tyson against the top heavyweights, especially if the rounds were two minutes

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