Mike Tyson wants charity fights with Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder to 'help so many people'

MIKE TYSON wants a crack at Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder – but all in the name of charity.

The 54-year-old boxing legend would love to raise money for people 'who desperately need it' around the world.


Iron Mike, is gearing up for an exhibition bout against fellow great Roy Jones Jr, 51, in Los Angeles this weekend.

And he paid tribute to the trio of heavyweights currently at the top of the division before leaving the door open to fighting them.

He told BT Sport: “I think they're brilliant. They're brilliant fighters. They could do so much for society.

"They could have exhibitions and take the money from the exhibitions, because they're such big crowd pleasers and they could help so many people.

"There's so many people out there that we can do so much for, and it wouldn't even be a 10th of their charitable heart to do something like that.

"In fact, fight exhibitions with me, and most of our charity would go to people who desperately need it.

"I want you to label them as exhibitions because there are no hard feelings."

Tyson has shed an amazing seven stone to get into shape for his showdown with Jones Jr on Saturday.


Asked why's coming back to fight at the age of 54, Tyson responded: "Because I can.

"It has a charity exponent and I look at that as bigger than me. 'Buying a new car, a new girlfriend, a new mansion, a new plane’… that doesn't do it for me anymore. It just doesn't work."

Tyson has ripped his shirt off to reveal his weight loss and new physique during a number of TV interviews.

When asked how he lost 100lbs on Good Morning America, he whipped his top off during the interview.

The former heavyweight king said: "I became a vegan. My wife told me to get on a treadmill. So I went from 15 minutes on the treadmill and ended at two hours.

"I kept going to the gym and watching my diet and I'm beautiful.

"I've got to show you my body man, I've got to show you how beautiful I look."

And as he flexed his muscles during the interview, Tyson roared: "This is where it's at."

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