British professional boxer, Dillian Whyte has warned WBC president, Mauricio Sulaiman that former heavyweight champion, Tyson, may die within the ring.
Sulaiman had publicly backed Tyson’s proposed comeback and even said he would support the 53-year-old making a run for British fighter, Tyson Fury’s heavyweight title belt.
Tyson has been posting training videos recently, with reports suggesting the American could return to the ring during a series of exhibition fights in Australia.
But consistent with Whyte, it’s silly for Sulaiman to be encouraging Tyson to challenge the reigning heavyweight champion, Fury.
“It’s silly. If they can’t sanction a fight with me for 3 years, why the hell are they getting to sanction a fight with a 53-year-old man and a 31-year-old man?
“It makes no sense. that’s silly. Mauricio and I are cool, but it is a very silly thing to say.
“He shouldn’t be encouraging it.
“What if he comes back and dies within the ring? what’s going to happen then?
“We have already got enough darkness and enough mud thrown on the sport as it is, we don’t need anymore,” Whyte.