Mike Tyson will soon be entering the ring again, but recently he appeared to be losing his cool with producers over filming a promo for his upcoming fight.
‘Iron Mike’ will return against four-weight world champion and boxing legend Roy Jones Jr, but whilst producing the promo for the fight with social media company Triller, he lost his way over the questions that he was being asked.
The first question that he was asked was ‘name a song and a movie that gets you pumped up.’
In response, Tyson exploded saying: “I don’t wanna do this. It’s really not me. I wouldn’t be saying this bull****.
“I’m not going to ask him to be playing no song or movie or what he likes.”
Tyson then continued his rant over comments made by the California State Athletic Commission executive officer Andy Foster, who said the fight between him and Jones Jr “wouldn’t be a real fight.”
“This is in the name of fighting. We wanna kill each other, man.
“The people are coming to see us fight because we wanna kill each other.
“They’re f***ing savages, they wanna kill each other. They want blood.”
The exhibition fight was originally scheduled for September 12 in California at Dignity Health Sports Park, but has now been pushed back to November 28 with the fight being mooted to be behind closed doors in the same venue.
And there have been concerns raised about the two fighters’ age. Tyson is 54 years old with his opponent Jones Jr three years younger than him.
Tyson brushed these aside, however, claiming: “My mentality is just what it’s always been.”
Tyson has not fought since June 2005, when he lost to Irish fighter Kevin McBride, whilst Jones Jr has not fought since February 2018.
The build-up will surely be fiery and it will be intriguing to see what goes down in the ring.
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