Veteran promoter Frank Warren believes certain sectors of the fans are getting carried away with their statements regarding a potential comeback for Mike Tyson.

Tyson, 53-years-old and retired since 2005, set the internet on fire when he posted a short video clip to showcase his speed and power.

The former undisputed heavyweight champion is very interested in returning to the ring, just to have a few exhibitions, in order to raise money for charity.

But recently, there are many out there making statements that Tyson could be a player in the heavyweight division if he returns to the ring.

Warren thinks it’s crazy for anyone to believe Tyson, at his age and level of inactivity, could present a challenge for any heavyweight of worth.

“I don’t care if Mike Tyson is in the gym for the next ten years, he has no chance against any heavyweight. I have no idea who would licence him at the age of 53 if it wasn’t an exhibition match. I can’t see any governing body doing that. He’s in there getting himself fit and well, and that’s brilliant. But in terms of fighting again, give me a break,” Warren told Metro.

“I know the lockdown is driving us all a bit mad and there’s lots of talk about fantasy fights, but all the fighters who come back all wind up one way – going straight back out again. If they make it into the ring, they all get beat bad and embarrassed. Towards the end of his career Danny Williams and Kevin McBride did a job on Mike. If he comes back, who is he going to fight? His trainer said he could fight any heavyweight in six months, he probably could. I could fight any heavyweight in six months, at least I could get in there and try. There’s only one outcome and it would be the same for Mike.

“At 53? How could be beat any heavyweight? He’d be dangerous for one round, I’m sure he can still hit hard, but then he’d be out of gas. Exhibition matches are one thing, but as for a competitive fight? His coach talking about him fighting any of the heavyweights out there, would I ever put him with someone like Daniel Dubois? Never. It’d be an embarrassment. I can’t think of a single heavyweight he could fight. When he fought Danny Williams, I knew Danny would beat him if he did what we discussed. For a round or a round-and-a-half you could get clipped by Mike.

“But as long as he tucked up and absorbed that we knew it would be all over. And that’s exactly what happened. Even before the end of his career, there are loads of fights where he wasn’t at his best. When he fought Lennox Lewis he wasn’t at his best. Once his bully image was shattered, it became another story for Mike Tyson. His prime was when he was very, very young. He was exciting and it was edge of your seat stuff. All that went out the window once he started messing around.”