Mike Tyson did not seem like himself on Tuesday. Photo by ITV / Good Morning Britain
- Mike Tyson did not seem like himself during an interview with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on “Good Morning Britain.”
- The morning chat show hosts asked Tyson about the Black Lives Matter movement and his relationship with US President Donald Trump.
- He also spoke about his upcoming ring return — a November 28 exhibition against fellow all-time great Roy Jones Jr.
- Tyson never once seemed interested, and appeared exhausted and generally unbothered to be on the show.
Mike Tyson appeared slow, exhausted, and unbothered during an interview with Piers Morgan on “Good Morning Britain.”
The former heavyweight world champion was asked about the Black Lives Matter movement and his relationship with US President Donald Trump, but said little during the chat show Tuesday.
The 54-year-old, who returns to the ring on November 28 for a boxing exhibition against fellow all-time great Roy Jones Jr., could be seen breathing heavily and, at one point, dipped his head and seemed to close his eyes for a few seconds.
When asked why he is boxing without headgear in an unofficial match, Tyson said: “I just want to do this, I plan on doing this for a charity exponent and I think I am capable of doing that, and that’s what I want to do.
“I am just ready to do this, I feel really good, I am ready to do this.”
He added: “I think it’s very wonderful that we are fighting together, it’s a fight we should have had sooner, but unfortunately we are having it now, and that’s going to be awesome.”
Tyson’s lackadaisical interview is a far cry from the photographs and video clips which he has posted on his social media channels, which show him hitting pads and a boxing bag with fast and powerful fists.
Published: October 13, 2020