I beg someone close to Mike Tyson to put an end to this comeback talk ASAP. Hell if need be get Oprah on the phone. We reported a rumor about the alleged Tyson comeback and I had just hoped it was just talk, but King spoke to ESPN.com and here is what he had to say in regards to a possible Tyson comeback.
“I ain’t ready to comment on that,” King said. “Read between the lines. It really is something isn’t it, all the interest there is in Mike Tyson?”
It appears the seeds of this comeback was planted back in November when King and Tyson appeared together on Showtime to say they had mended fences. At the time King mentioned a possible reunion in the ring, but no one pay him any attention, maybe we should. This is what King said in November.
“I think Mike’s one of the greatest fighters that ever lived,” King said. “I think he can still be a fighter if he wants to be a fighter. Listen, whatever it is between me and Mike, it ain’t about the bankroll. We gonna do what has to be done. He needs a lot of vitamins. He needs a lot of TLC, tender loving care, dedication and discipline. So whatever we have to do, we’ll do. If you can’t hear me, I’ll say it a little louder.”
The only thing good that King mentioned in his latest comments to ESPN was there is no planned bout between Tyson and Evander Holyfield. Holyfield might be old, but he obviously isn’t crazy and he shot down the idea.
I don’t know anyone who wants to see Mike Tyson back in the ring accept Don King’s accountant. It would be a “freak show” and with someone as fragile as Tyson that isn’t what his needs. King should be ashamed of himself for any putting those thoughts in Tyson’s head, but this is Don King we are talking about.