Is Mike Tyson still as good as he was?-WATCH
On 22 November 1986, ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson, aged 20, became the youngest ever
heavyweight world champion by knocking out Trevor Berbick.
More than 33 years later, he can probably still boast that he is the ‘baddest man on planet’.
Tyson, 53, is living proof that class is permanent after he shared an incredible video of him working the pads.
In case you missed it, here it is… (warning, you’ll probably find yourself a little winded just by watching those two lefts to the body)…
Speed, power, ferociousness; just a five-second clip but it unsurprisingly became a viral hit.
Celebrities from boxing, MMA and entertainment were quick to voice their admiration.
Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson commented: “To the gym I go,” while UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov simply put: “Can’t believe it. This is another level.”
Movie star Will Smith called him “my hero”, and podcast king Joe Rogan used some more colourful language to express his excitement.
Here are some more reactions to the video…
So why has Tyson laced up the gloves? Well, it’s not just for show.
In an Instagram live with rapper T.I. he revealed he is planning a return to the ring for charity.
“I’ve been hitting the mitts for the last week,” Tyson said.
“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.”
Usually, a former world champion announcing his return to the ring when in his fifties wouldn’t go down too well with boxing aficionados.
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