Mike Tyson Showed Off Bod On “Good Morning America”
Former Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, Mike Tyson, is apparently ready to follow through with a Saturday night exhibition with former multi division world champion and fellow legend, Roy Jones. And the promotion for their exhibition pay-per-view continued Monday morning with Tyson appearing on the prominent daytime program “Good Morning America” on the ABC television network with some classic Mike Tyson quotes.
And, let’s just say that “Iron Mike” wanted to leave an impression on the television audience while promoting the upcoming pay-per-view.
During the segment on the highly popular news/entertainment morning show with interviewer T. .J Holmes , Tyson answered the standard questions about the exhibition and what is motivating him, at 54 years of age, to get back in the ring even in this scaled back version of a prizefight?
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 23, 2020
“Listen man, I’ve been getting in shape. I’ve been feeling good…. My brother in law asked me if I wanted to fight somebody and I said ‘no way.’ But then, a light went off in my head. Is it going to be boxing?
He said, ‘yeah.’ I said, ‘I’ll box anybody.'”
Tyson and Jones agreed to earlier this Fall to fight in an eight round exhibition with larger than normal, 12 oz. gloves, but without headgear. The fight will headline a PPV by the start up “Triller” app on Saturday night form Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Tyson, who defended part of or the Undisputed Heavyweight Title 9 times and is in the International Boxing Hall of Fame, hasn’t fought professionally in 15 years finishing with a 50-6 career record.
Jones, who is three years younger, was actually in the ring two years ago winning a decision in his hometown of Pensacola, FL over Scott Sigmon in a Cruiserweight fight at age 49. The former Middleweight, Super Middleweight and Light Heavyweight World champ is 66-9 all time and is regarded as one of the greatest fighters in any division over the last 30 years.
Later in the Monday a.m. conversation, Holmes asked Tyson about getting into fighting shape at 54 and how tough it was?
“It was very difficult for one particular reason: I had to lose 100 lbs. But other than that, I’ve always done this, my whole career.”
Then, came the intriguing “Pro-wrestling Promo style” moment, when Tyson decided to take his dark “Brownsville (Brooklyn)” hoodie off and show off, his upper body physique to Holmes and the likely, largely unsuspecting GMA audience. Observe,
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) November 23, 2020
“You ‘aint seen nothin’, Mr. Holmes. Lemme show you my body,” Tyson said as he took the sweatshirt off to reveal his cut upper chest.
There can be no doubt that Tyson has gotten himself into great physical condition after, by his own admission, being at least 75 – 100 lb. overweight. But, what will this mean on Saturday night when he gets set to get in the ring with Jones?
And, as we have written, there are real doubts as to whether this PPV will make any real revenue, even with the legendary fighters headlining?
However, it looks at least for now, that the Tyson-Jones exhibition will go forward for Saturday night.