George Foreman backs Mike Tyson to win world title aged 54 after being impressed by performance against Roy Jones Jr

MIKE TYSON has been backed to win a world title at the age of 54 by fellow boxing legend George Foreman.

Iron Mike drew in his big comeback fight with Roy Jones Jr at the weekend – although many people felt he deserved to win.

While it was a scrappy fight with endless holding, Tyson looked in supreme shape after a stunning two-year body transformation.

Now, speaking to USA Today, Foreman, who became the oldest heavyweight world champion at the age of 45 in 1994, is predicting big things for Tyson.

He said: “If he gets in shape like he’s in now, and then gets his timing back, and all the other things fall into place, he can have an opportunity to fight for the title.

“If he can be managed right, a champion, the right champion, will come to him. And if the right one comes, he can knock him out."

Tyson revealed that he smoked weed before his fight at the weekend, and admitted he 'can't stop' puffing.

Both Tyson and Jones Jr – who had a combined age of 105 – were drug tested by Voluntary Anti-Doping Association beforehand.

But cannabis was not included and 54-year-old Tyson took full advantage with a pre-fight blaze.

He said: “Listen, I can’t stop smoking.

“I smoked during fights. I just have to smoke. I’m sorry. I’m a smoker.

"I smoke every day. I never stopped smoking.”

He also revealed that the psychedelic 'Toad Venom' drug helped inspire him to make a boxing comeback at 54.

He said: "I took the medicine and the medicine told me to get into shape.

"It really blew my mind. It told me to come back and start getting in shape."

According to, toad venom is a psychedelic drug made 'from a rare species of toad native to the Sonoran Desert'.

It is said to cause 'hallucinogenic effects [to] take hold in about five minutes after ingestion, causing a powerful religious-like trip that lasts about an hour'.

Tyson told in 2019 of how toad venom ‘killed the monster inside him’ and buried the human wrecking ball that helped build his fame and fortune.

The reformed Baddest Man on The Planet is now building a cannabis empire alongside his business partner Alki David.

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