‘Iron Mike’ has recently teased a 2020 comeback, potentially for exhibition fights, and posted multiple training videos on social media.
When asked about the idea, an ever-honest Allen said: “If I got offered the Mike Tyson fight, the money would be fantastic but it wouldn’t sit right, would it?
“A lot of people would laugh at this, but this is the facts – I would beat a 53-year-old Mike Tyson.
“And that is the saddest thing any boxing fan wants to hear.
“For that reason alone, he should never box again.
“I think fighting’s a young man’s game.
“I’m 28 years old, I’ve had a lot of hard fights and people are saying to me, ‘David, you’re coming to the end of your career now.’
“I’ve talked to people saying I should stop before because I’ve had some hard fights.
“People see him on the pads, a little minute clip, and say, ‘Oh he could come back and beat everybody.’
“I remember 18 years ago him losing to Lennox Lewis after seven one-sided rounds.
“A year later he lost to Danny Williams, then again he lost to Kevin McBride. This is 16 years ago.
“Mike Tyson’s one of the greatest fighters of all time, but you can’t turn back the clock and he’ll never be what he was.
“So I don’t really wanna see it.”