"Why would I fight a senior citizen?" Mike Tyson rejects Luis Ortiz

May 30, 2020

Heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson has rejected a fight with former world title challenger Luis Ortiz, stating he has no desire to fight an old man.

Tyson recently announced he will be returning to the sport of boxing at the age of 53 and has since been challenged by the likes of Tyson Fury, Evander Holyfield and Shannon Briggs.

 

The former world champion is yet to respond to any of those challenges, but upon hearing that former Deontay Wilder victim Luis "King Kong" Ortiz wanted to fight him, Tyson reportedly burst out laughing, asking:

 

"Why would I fight a senior citizen like Ortiz? That dude's older than Evander Holyfield. I think I saw him fight Sonny Liston when I was a kid."


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