Mike Tyson will have three more fights in 2021, says his trainer

"If he wants to do something in the future, he is going to be ready to do that - 100%..."

Mike Tyson's coach believes that the legend is set for three more big-money fights in 2021 after he faces Roy Jones Jr.

After footage emerged of Tyson training and looking in great shape, it was announced that he was set for a comeback in an exhibition bout against Jones Jr on September 12.

But this was put back with the fight now scheduled for November 28. This is for a number of reasons, as the bout now falls on Thanksgiving Weekend, and Tyson wanted longer to prepare for the bout.

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This planned bout has received a lot of criticism given the age of the fighters. Tyson (54) and Jones Jr (51) have a combined age of 105, and despite them looking in great shape, entering the squared circle again is a huge risk.

Despite this, it appears like Tyson has really got his hunger back for the sport, as he is not planning to hang up his gloves after he goes up against Jones Jr.

Tyson's coach, Rafael Cordeiro, told The Sun that he is ready for more fights in 2021:

"He is very happy to do three more fights next year and suddenly fight for great things. If he wants to do something in the future, he is going to be ready to do that - 100%.

"As soon as we started training I said, 'My Lord.' I didn't know what to expect from a guy who hasn't hit mitts for, I think, almost 10 years... I saw a guy with the same speed, the same power as a guy who is 21, 22 years old.

"You would have to be a good guy to spar with Mike, because if you don't prepare, he is going to drop you for sure, 100%.

"The power is different level. I have trained a lot of heavyweights in my career, with not a lot of respect for everybody, but he is almost as powerful as Wanderlei Silva is right now. When you talk about power, I held his right hook and thought, 'He is going to kill somebody.'"

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This news will be really concerning for fight fans around the world who have idolised 'Iron' Mike throughout his career.

Even if each of Tyson's planned fights are exhibitions against aged fighters, they are still unnecessary risks for the man to take at this point.

A worry for these bouts is what if Tyson beats all of these older opponents and thinks he could still cut it against fighters 20-plus years younger than him. As he will know, boxing is no joke and he will be putting himself at risk more than ever before each time he steps into the ring.

You hope that after the Jones Jr fight is a wake-up call for Tyson and that he calls time on his comeback afterwards. Although it will no doubt be great for nostalgia sake to see him back, no one will want him to get hurt.

If you wish to watch Tyson vs Jones Jr, it is available on pay-per-view for $49.99 in the United States, and 'Iron' Mike has promised to donate half of his purse to charity.

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