Fantasy fights between past and present champions are nothing new. Boxing fans love to discuss how current title-holders would fare against the legends of the past.

In their primes, a bout between Mike Tyson and Anthony Joshua would generate feverish interest, but ‘Iron Mike’ says that fight could happen now – if it was an exhibition contest for charitable purposes.

Tyson, 54, is currently preparing for one such exhibition bout against four-weight title-holder Roy Jones Jr. in California on November 28, with his trainer Rafael Cordero recently insisting, somewhat optimistically, that the former undisputed heavyweight champ could mix it with the best in the division today. 

“Listen, I’m very interested. If doing that means we can have a bigger charity exponent, well so be it. I’m down to do that, too,” Tyson told the TMZ Sports Show.

“This [Tyson-Jones] is all being done as an exponent of charity. If [the current heavyweights] are down to do that then I’m with it, too.

“It’s entertainment. It’s just for charity. It’s for a good cause. But we’re giving our best.

“I would love to [fight Joshua]. That would be mind-blowing.”