Mike Tyson insists he will ‘absolutely’ be returning to the boxing ring in 2021 and that his exhibition comeback against Roy Jones Jr was not merely a one-off.
Boxing legend Tyson, 54, made his shock return against Jones Jr in the November showdown in Los Angeles, and appeared to dominate the contest which was ultimately recorded as a draw.
Tyson looked in remarkable shape and now, after speaking via an Instagram Live interview with Patrick Mouratoglou, he insists the gloves will be laced up once again in the near future.
Mike Tyson says he will be ‘absolutely’ returning to the ring in 2021 following his comeback
Tyson said: ‘Once I announced that I was going to do my exhibition, everybody, all these other athletes all wanted to get involved in some way.
‘Our first show was a record breaker. Now everybody’s interested in being involved with our whole organisation.’
‘Iron Mike’ then went on to outline how he feels he has more fights in him, and that going toe-to-toe with Jones Jr in front of the watching world filled him with confidence once more.
Tyson outlined his plans during an Instagram Live interview with Patrick Mouratoglou
The 54-year-old appeared to dominate Roy Jones Jr (left) but the contest ended as a draw
It was interesting,’ Tyson continued, ‘I felt really good, I felt confident.
‘I felt that I could do it again.’
When asked if he will put the gloves back on and fight again, Tyson replied: ‘Yeah, absolutely. It’ll be better this time.’