On an endless promotional tour ahead of his return to the ring, Mike Tyson scared his fan base as he could be seen being incoherent and hard to watch as he mumbled his way through an interview with hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on “Good Morning Britain.”
“I just wanna do this, I plan on doing this for a charity (inaudible),” Tyson began one response. “And I think I’m capable of doing that and that’s what I wanna do.”
The 54-year-old has put his body through a punishing training regime to lose 130 pounds in preparation for an exhibition fight against fellow boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. next month.
The former heavyweight champion saw the talk about him during that interview, so he spoke out on it via Twitter:
“Hey mate … I tried to stay up late for interview but fell asleep and like a lion I’m hard to wake once asleep,” Tyson tweeted to Morgan. “Training hard and going to bed early. I had no monitor so I couldn’t see you guys and forgot to look into camera.”
“No problem, Champ,” Morgan replied. “We could see you were a bit weary! It was very late in LA. Appreciate this message as some viewers were concerned.”
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