Mike Tyson took to Twitter to explain his strange behavior during a “Good Morning Britain” interview on Tuesday, leaving viewers worried about the health of the former undisputed world heavyweight champion.
The 54-year-old boxing veteran joined Piers Morgan on Tuesday to discuss his upcoming exhibition match against Roy Jones Jr., but viewers were left confused as Tyson proceeded to mispronounce his words.
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Tyson later said on Twitter that he was just tired.
“Hey friend @piersmorgan @GMB @ susannareid100 and UK. I tried to stay up late for the interview but fell asleep and like a lion I once slept is difficult, ”he said in the tweet.
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“Hard training and going to bed early. I didn’t have a monitor so I couldn’t see you guys and forgot to look into the camera. ”
Tyson is definitely training hard for an eight-round exhibition match against Jones Slate on November 28 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
“Iron” Mike has released several training videos showing the 54-year-old is in incredible shape.
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“He’s still Mike Tyson, he’s still one of the strongest, most explosive guys who ever touched the boxing ring,” Jones said in an interview with Sky Sports last month. “If anything, I made a mistake going with him. He is a big man, he is an explosive boy. ”
Tyson has stated that his return to this ring will be an opportunity to “reclaim my pride”.