Floyd Mayweather has weighed in on Mike Tyson’s shock boxing comeback against Roy Jones Jr – but he sounded just as keen to talk about himself.
The boxing promoter and undefeated former champion was asked which of the two 50-plus year-old legends he was backing to win the fight, which is scheduled to take place on 12 September.
But, in a video which he shared on social media, Mayweather refused to give away whom his money was on and simply spoke about his own pedigree.
“I think that we seem to forget about who’s the pioneer of making exhibition bouts huge”, he said in a video interview with American rapper Fat Joe.
Many of Mayweather’s fights – including against Ricky Hatton, Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor – have been among the most successful pay-per-view events in sporting history.
Mayweather can also claim to be king of the comeback after retiring three times by the age of 41, having generated a total of around 1.67 billion dollars in revenue throughout his career.
Pressed on who he thought might come out on top in the exhibition fight between Tyson and Jones Jr, he said we has expecting a good fight but again refused to be drawn on the winner.
Mayweather responded: “I mean, I think that it’s going to be very interesting. I’m not here to say if Tyson is going to win or to say if Roy is going to win.”
However, Mayweather did confirm he expects to be watching and suggested that he might have considered attending the bout in Los Angeles had it been possible to include spectators.
The boxer nicknamed ‘Money’ told Fat Joe: “I’m pretty sure it’s going to be entertaining. I’m pretty sure I’m going to watch it, absolutely.
“I don’t think I’m going to be able to go because I don’t think there’s going to be an audience at that particular time, but may the best man win.”