BOXING legend Roy Jones Jr has thrown his hat in the ring to fight Mike Tyson or Evander Holyfield.
Tyson is sensationally braced to come out of retirement after 15-years after training his way back into shape during lockdown.
Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield have opened talks for a trilogy of fightsCredit: Rex Features
After admitting he is ready to step back into the ring aged 53 for a charity bout, Iron Mike has been inundated with offers from old foes.
The most likely opponent remains Holyfield with the pair in talks over a trilogy of scraps.
Tyson is looking for revenge for losing the previous two bouts including the sensational 1997 rematch when he famously bit off the ear of the fellow American.
Another name to be linked with lacing up the gloves against Iron Mike was current WBC heavyweight champ Tyson Fury.
But it appears four-weight world champ Jones Jr wants to get in on the action by announcing he will fight anyone over the age of 50.
During an Instagram live, Jones Jr hit out: “Let me tell you one thing, just so you all know.
“I don’t really mess with people too much, I don’t like to bother nobody.
“I’m getting older, I love trying to pass what I know down to these guys so they can take what I did, what I knew, and try to add and build on to it.
I ain’t scared to fight nobody, nowhere, at no time
Roy Jones Jr
“But, if people bothering me – and I’ve had a few people bothering me lately.
“I ain’t gonna say a lot of names, but some pretty strong, big guys trying to bully me around.
“I don’t like being bullied. I will fight you. I know I’m 51 but I will fight somebody over 50.
“And I ain’t scared to fight nobody, nowhere, at no time. Headgear, no headgear, I don’t care. So just be aware, and be careful what you say.”
The potential dust-up could come 17 years too late after it was revealed Jones Jr turned down £33million to fight Tyson back in 2003.
Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz is also another name who recently called out Tyson.
Speaking to El Nuevo Herald, the 41-year-old said: “You know me and you know I am not a boxer to sit down and choose names for convenience.
Roy Jones Jr, left, has thrown his hat in the ring to fight Tyson or HolyfieldCredit: chriseubankjr.com
“I’m going against whoever wants it. There’s a lot of talk about Mike Tyson’s return now.
“If he wants, I’ll even go against him. I just need a name and a date.”
Heavyweight boxers Shannon Briggs and UFC legends Tito Ortiz and Wanderlei Silva have also said they would fancy it as the offers continue to come in.
Source: Boxing - thesun.co.uk