George Foreman Thinks Mike Tyson Can Become Heavyweight Champion Again
George Foreman believes Mike Tyson has what it takes to become the heavyweight champion of the world again.
Tyson was back in action for an exhibition bout on November 28. Tyson shared the ring with Roy Jones Jr. The matchup was held inside an empty Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The bout went the distance and no winner was declared.
Speaking to USA TODAY, Foreman said that under the right circumstances, Tyson can be a heavyweight champion once more.
“If he gets in shape like he’s in now, and then gets his timing back, and all the other things fall into place, he can have an opportunity to fight for the title. If he can be managed right, a champion, the right champion, will come to him. And if the right one comes, he can knock him out.”
Tyson is 54 years old but Foreman knows all too well that sometimes age is just a number. At the age of 45, Foreman knocked out Michael Moorer to become the WBA and IBF Heavyweight Champion back in 1994. He is the oldest world heavyweight boxing champion in history. For a time, he held the record regardless of division until Bernard Hopkins captured the WBC Light-Heavyweight Title from Jean Pascal at the age of 46 back in 2011.
Tyson has said that he wants to have more exhibition matches. “Iron” Mike feels that at this point, his goal is to give back to communities through his boxing. He plans on using these exhibition bouts to donate to charity.