Mike Tyson says it would be ‘an honour’ to train Anthony Joshua for his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk

Boxing icon, Mike Tyson has said it would be ‘an honour’ to train alongside Anthony Joshua and help him prepare for his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk.

Tyson met up with Joshua’s promoter Eddy Hearn at Canelo Alvarez’s fight with Caleb Plant in Las Vegas on Sunday morning, November 7, and was enthusiastic when it was suggested by a reporter he could train with Joshua who lost his titles to USyk in September.

‘That’d be an honour. Not to fight, but to help each other – that’d be awesome,’ Tyson said, via the Sun.

Tyson also encouraged Joshua and Deontay Wilder, who last month was beaten by Tyson Fury, to keep up their spirits after their recent setbacks.

‘He has so much potential, he should not be depressed,’ he said.

‘Him and (Deontay) Wilder should not be depressed and give up on the world.’

Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn welcomed the idea of Tyson working with Joshua, as long as Tyson doesn’t fight Joshua during training.

“Of course. He’s been there, he’s seen it, he’s done it all!’ Hearn said before cheekily adding: ‘No sparring though!’