Anthony Joshua has declared that he is in favour of Mike Tyson making a comeback at 53 years of age.
The former undisputed heavyweight champion has recently teased a potential return to the ring, posting training videos to social media.
Anthony Joshua is a two-time unified heavyweight world champion
This has captured the attention of the current unified heavyweight king.
Joshua told GQ: “This is what we breathe, this is what we are.
“And especially someone like ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson, that’s all that man knows.
“So for everyone else it’s a comeback, but for him it’s just what he does. He’s a fighter, right?
Mike Tyson is the former undisputed heavyweight world champion
“He probably just took a little break, but for everybody else it’s like, ‘Oh my God, Mike Tyson’s making a comeback.’
“But for Mike Tyson it’s like, ‘This is what I do, I’m a fighter by nature.’
“If he’s back in the ring, I would love to see it, I would definitely be one of the viewers, that’s for sure.
“No matter what anybody has to say about Mike Tyson now, in terms of what he went through when he was fighting and some of the controversies he went through.
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“The guy took himself from his neighbourhood – which wasn’t the prettiest of scenes – up to an amateur champion, youngest heavyweight champion, one of the most recognised faces of the sport of boxing.
“In my opinion the only two faces in boxing that are recognised globally are Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson.
“So from where he started, to where he is now, he is my ultimate motivation.
“He’s the closest guy to my generation so he holds a special place in my heart.”