'My ego's f***ing with me': Tyson reveals mental battle for comeback

‘My ego’s f***ing with me and I’m saying “you ain’t s***”‘: Mike Tyson reveals psychological battle raging in his mind as comeback clash with Roy Jones Jr draws closer

  • Roy Jones Jr is Mike Tyson’s opponent for the American icon’s comeback fight
  • The pair, both over 50-years-old, will face-off in California on September 12
  • Tyson has revealed he is battling with his own ego in the fight build-up  

Mike Tyson has revealed the internal psychological battle he is fighting as the boxing icon closes in on a shock comeback fight with Roy Jones Jr.

Iron Mike, 54, will take on the 51-year-old former world champion in California on September 12 in an eight-round exhibition bout. 

The fight has faced backlash with many fans sad to see the American great returning to the ring and putting his health at risk, having retired back in 2005.    

Mike Tyson has revealed the internal battle he is fighting as his comeback fight draws closer

Iron Mike will face Roy Jones Jr in California on September 12 as both men return to the ring

Tyson has shown off his incredible physical shape but says his ego is making life difficult 

Tyson is having second-thoughts himself, revealing the mental challenge he is facing after getting back to incredible physical shape.  

‘My ego’s f***ing with me and I’m saying, “N***a, you think you fly? You ain’t s***,”‘ Tyson told Triller, who will show the pay-per-view fight at an astronomical cost of £39.  

‘An amateur can get in here and kick your ass, you better get on top of your game.

Tyson became many fans’ greatest boxer of all time and many are sad to see him return

‘You want to get embarrassed in front of these f***ing people?’

‘Then the other ego says, “F*** you n***a, watch what I’m gonna do.”

‘You don’t know what goes on up here,’ the champion said while pointing to his head.  

Tyson revealed his own children think he should ‘sit my old a** down’ and cancel his return to the ring, while heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has expressed his own concerns.  

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