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Mike Tyson says Jerry Rice inspired his return to boxing

© Joe Camporeale | 2020 Feb 22

At 57 years old, Jerry Rice’s legendary work ethic is still inspiring.

So much so it’s one of the reasons that Mike Tyson, 54 years old himself, has decided to return to the boxing ring after 15 years away.

“I was watching this insight about Jerry Rice and at his age, he’s amazingly fast and can still perform,” Tyson said during ESPN’s “First Take”. “I’m saying, ‘Why can’t he and another five, six people play another quarterback and his five, six people? Why can’t we have a game of legends playing?’”

Tyson will fight fellow former champion Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition on Sept. 12 as part of Tyson’s new “Legends Only League.” The former heavyweight champ has stayed in pretty good shape himself, as the video below can attest to.


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