The Brit believes it will be a “great risk” if the former heavyweight champion is pitted against the current world champion.

Dillian Whyte has allayed fears that Mike Tyson could end up dead in the ring if he stage a return this year.

Tyson, 53, has previously hinted of a return to the ring while WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman also hinted that the former champion could come up against Tyson Fury.

Dillian white, 32, is not in tune with such a fight calling it a “silly encouragement” thus questioning if the boxing world wants more deaths in the ring.


“It’s silly. If they can’t sanction a fight with me for three years, why the hell are they going to sanction a fight with a 53-year-old man and a 31-year-old man?
“It makes no sense. That’s silly. Mauricio are I are cool, but it’s a very silly thing to say. He shouldn’t be encouraging it.
“What if he comes back and dies in the ring? What’s going to happen then?
“We’ve already got enough darkness and enough mud thrown on the sport as it is, we don’t need any more.”

Whyte, who has been the WBC interim champion since 2019 hailed former boxing legend who last had a professional fight in 2005 when he lost to Kevin McBride. He however thinks Tyson shouldn’t try facing any of the young boxers around as he might be severely hurt.

“It’s all good watching someone do a one-minute clip on Instagram.
“Getting back in the ring and fighting 12 three minutes rounds, don’t get me wrong he’s probably still got the power to chin a lot of guys, but at that age your mind tells you stuff when your eyes see stuff but your body won’t allow you to do it.
“You can think you’ve got it and you’re still this and that and you’re going against these young guys.

“We’ve seen it happen time and time again with older guys coming back and fighting for a long time. It’s just like, what’s the point?
“You’re a legend, you’re a living legend. Be that and leave it alone. But we don’t know people’s financial situation, what they’re doing or what they’ve been through.

“He might just feel like he wants to test himself, but there are easier ways to test yourself than coming back and fighting with these young, hungry guys.
“He might get seriously hurt and that’s the biggest worry for me.”