Mike Tyson admits he didn’t expect to feel as good as he did in his return match.
Back in November, Tyson shared the ring with fellow boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition. The bout went the distance and no winner was declared. The general consensus is that Tyson looked sharp for being out of the ring since an exhibition match with Corey Sanders back in 2006.
During an edition of his Hot Boxin’ Podcast, Tyson said the nerves didn’t hit him on fight night as he expected (via BoxingScene.com).
“I felt better than I anticipated, I thought I would be a little more nervous than I was, but I was relaxed. I felt like ‘wow’ – I could do some more, I could punch more combinations, I could do this and do that.
“I said ‘wow, this is interesting’ and I want to do it again and I want to do it against someone I could go all out on. It made me interested in wanting to do it again I wanted to go the distance, I didn’t want to knock anybody out, that’s what people expected, but I wanted to go the distance.”
Tyson is 54 years old but he’s looking to get back inside the ring. There has been much chatter over a potential exhibition with Evander Holyfield. Holyfield has two victories over Tyson, with the second bout ending due to the infamous ear bites.
Holyfield claims that Tyson and his team are dragging their heels in making the exhibition a reality. Tyson has said he believes Holyfield’s business associates are doing him a disservice.