Heavyweight legend Mike Tyson has stepped up his preparations for a boxing comeback with some scarily powerful pad work.
Tyson revealed last week that he was currently in training with the hopes of competing in some exhibition boxing bouts at 53 years old, he said on Instagram live.
“I’ve been hitting the mitts for the last week. 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*ckers 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.” (Transcribed by Metro)
This announcement came just days after his former coach Jeff Fenech claimed Tyson was still more than capable of competing with modern heavyweights Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury, and Anthony Joshua. Fenech also said Tyson would need just six weeks of training to KO Wilder inside one minute.
‘Iron Mike’ is clearly taking his training serious heading into this comeback fight. You can see that clearly on the video below which demonstrates his infamous knockout power is still there despite his age. Check it out.
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) May 1, 2020