Former WBC heavyweight champion Frank Bruno says that he is considering a return to boxing at the age of 54.
The last time Bruno (40-5, 38 KOs) fought was in 1996 when he was beaten by Mike Tyson in three rounds.
The Brit says the reason he wants to get back in the ring again is to burn off excess energy by fighting.
Even though some of Bruno’s fans would like to see him box again it is unlikely that the British Boxing Board of Control will issue a man of 54 a boxing license.
In an interview with ITV’s This Morning, Bruno said that he had been training in gym and felt up to a return to the sport.
“I’ve been in the gym all the time, that’s why I want to come back into boxing,” Bruno said.
“I haven’t got a choice. I can’t sit down and let these so-called promoters say Anthony Joshua can knock me out in two rounds when I’m not even dead,” Bruno said.
Bruno took to Twitter to confirm that he would unlikely be granted a boxing license.
“My agent has received notification from the British Boxing board of Control that should I apply for a License this would not be granted,” Bruno said.