Mike Tyson reveals how attending Jake Paul boxing event made him miss boxing

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson recently expressed that Jake Paul and Tommy Fury make him miss the thrill of being in the spotlight.

The week Paul and Fury competed in a grudge match in Saudi Arabia, the heavyweight icon was a special guest. Additionally, the heated weigh-in between Paul and Fury caused Tyson to reminisce about his prime.

Tyson confessed on his podcast that he had always wanted to be a competitor, and nothing else could compare. He said:

“I miss this stuff, I didn’t think I’d miss it until I was at the weigh-in in Saudi Arabia for [Paul-Fury]. You miss being the center of attention.”

In that match in Riyadh, Fury went on to defeat Paul by a split decision. During the Paul-Fury match, Tyson was ringside and had reportedly been approached to compete in Saudi.

After a 15-year absence, the youngest heavyweight champion in history made a surprising return in 2020. He competed in an exhibition match against fellow American icon Roy Jones Jr. The match resulted in a tie.

Tyson’s potential opponents for future exhibition bouts include Jones Jr. in a rematch and Evander Holyfield in a trilogy bout. While Tyson has expressed satisfaction with his current state of retirement, his comments suggest that he is not opposed to another match in the future.

Tyson said: “I don’t know, I’m just chilling out. I did that, I wanted to do that, I did that. People also in Saudi Arabia want me to do this stuff too. I don’t know, I could be persuaded.”

It remains to be seen whether Tyson will return to the ring once again, but his desire to be back in the limelight is undeniable.