Mike Tyson announces plans for shock boxing return aged 53 as he reveals a training regime. Mike Tyson is set for a sensational return to boxing.
Mike Tyson has returned to the boxing gym as he plots his way back to action. The 'Baddest Man on the Planet' has not fought since his 2005 defeat to Kevin McBride.
Aged 53, the former undisputed world heavyweight champion wants to take part in four-round charity boxing matches. Tyson became the youngest ever world champion 33 years ago and he went on to knock out 44 of his 50 opponents over a glittering career. The American is locked down in his Las Vegas home because of the coronavirus pandemic but that has not got his spirits down. Iron Mike has revealed his intentions to return to the ring when the regulations are eased.
“That’s been tough, my body is really jacked up and really sore from hitting the mitts. “I’ve been working out, I’ve been trying to get in the ring, I think I’m going to box some exhibitions and get in shape. “I want to go to the gym and get in shape to be able to box three or four-round exhibitions for some charities and stuff. “Some charity exhibitions, make some money, help some homeless and drug-affected motherf****er like me. “I do two hours on cardio, I do the bike and the treadmill for an hour, then I do some light weights, 300, 250 reps. “Then I start my day with the boxing thing, I go in there and hit the mits, 30 minutes, 25 minutes, start getting in better condition. “I’m starting to put those combinations together. I’m in pain, I feel like three guys kicked the s*** out of me.” Meanwhile, Tyson's former trainer Jeff Fenech reckons the retired heavyweight could still knock out ex-WBC world champion Deontay Wilder.
He told Sporting News: "Boxing's not the same now. I'd guarantee that if Mike Tyson trained for six weeks, he'd knock Wilder out in a minute."He would hit them. If these guys are getting knocked out by Tyson Fury - who's a great fighter, but not a huge puncher - Tyson would kill these guys.
"They're not on the same level today. "Mike today, I reckon if he trained he could still beat these guys. "Fury's got these other skills, but Deontay Wilder's got a punch and nothing else. If you punch him, it's over. And Mike don't miss."
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