Former heavyweight champion George Foreman views the exhibition bout between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. as a “beautiful thing.”
Tyson, 54-years-old, has been teasing the possibility of a ring return for the last few months.
The last time he saw action was in 2005, when he suffered a stoppage loss at the hands of journeyman Kevin McBride.
Jones, 51-years-old and a former world champion in four weight classes, has been inactive since 2018.
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“There’s a time when you’ve got to worry about your health, but it’s a beautiful thing that they would even come out [and fight],” Foreman told TMZ Sport.
“Perhaps they can name a charity to be the recipient of the funds. I think it’s good to come out, but it’s got to be a fun thing.”
At the same time, Foreman realizes that there is a lot of danger involved for both men as well.
“Boxing is nothing to play with. I would tell them that it’s really dangerous. But when you make up your mind to do something like that, you can’t tell them not to do it. They’re not going to hear that. Even me, a big fool like me, back in the day, I only saw what I wanted to see,” Foreman said.