Anthony Joshua is cool with the newly-announced fight involving Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr but has warned Tyson not to entertain ideas about fighting the current kings of the heavyweight division.
54-year-old Tyson and 51-year-old Jones Jr will meet in an eight-round exhibition match on September 12, with Tyson stepping into the ring for the first time since 2005.
While talking to Sky Sports, Joshua said: “I think it’s for a passion from them both, it’s what they’ve known.
“Mike Tyson has been fighting since he was like 13 years old, Roy Jones, his dad pushed him to become great.
“Good luck to them both, it’s all they know. They haven’t got to do it to compete with the young lions in the division now.
“We’re bigger, we’re stronger, sports science has improved so there is more technology. The whole sporting world has kind of developed.
“If Mike Tyson wants to come back and fight someone from his era for the love of the sport, crack on, I wish them well.”
Tyson has posted multiple videos of himself in training and looking very sharp on the pads and bag.
While talking about the videos, Joshua said: “You’ve seen a clip on social media so you think, “he’s back in action, he’s fighting fit.
“But it’s like one of the old footballers doing a crossbar challenge.
“Mike Tyson hitting the pads with that ferocious behaviour is just second nature to him.
“To someone watching from home, it looks like this guy is going to come and rule the heavyweight division.”