Mike Tyson has said he would like to train alongside Anthony Joshua and help him gear up for his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk. ‘Iron Mike’ met up with Joshua’s promoter Eddy Hearn at Canelo Alvarez’s fight with Caleb Plant in Las Vegas and was enthusiastic when it was suggested by a reporter he could train with Joshua.
‘That’d be an honour. Not to fight, but to help each other – that’d be awesome,’ Tyson said, via the Sun. Tyson also encouraged Joshua and Deontay Wilder, who last month was beaten by Tyson Fury, to keep up their spirits after their recent setbacks. ‘He has so much potential, he should not be depressed,’ he said.
‘Him and (Deontay) Wilder should not be depressed and give up on the world.’ Eddie Hearn welcomed the idea of Tyson working with Joshua, as long as the 55-year-old did not start taking shots at his client.’Of course. He’s been there, he’s seen it, he’s done it all!’ Hearn said before cheekily adding: ‘No sparring though!’
Tyson returned to the ring last year to fight Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition and last week laughed at the suggestion he could fight Youtube star Logan Paul. During an interview with Showtime before Alvarez beat Plant, Tyson revealed his plans for a bout next year although has yet to confirm an opponent. ‘God willing I’ll fight again in February,’ he said.