‘I’m back!’: Mike Tyson appears to CONFIRM a stunning return to boxing at 53 in an explosive training video amid growing claims that he will meet former rival Evander Holyfield in the ring for a third time
- Mike Tyson has appeared to confirm a stunning return to boxing in a new video
- The former heavyweight king has shared footage of his blitzing hand speed
- At the end of the clip, Tyson tells the camera ‘I’m back’ leaving fans excited
- It is thought that the 53-year-old will compete in exhibition bouts this year
Mike Tyson has appeared to confirm that he will make a stunning return to boxing as the former heavyweight king shared another sensational video of himself hitting the pads.
The 53-year-old has left his swathes of fans excited over a possible return to the ring fifteen years after he hung up his gloves in 2005, having released a number of clips of himself working the pads.
‘Iron Mike’ has shown that he hasn’t lost his awesome speed and power that saw him blitz through the heavyweight division in his prime, and has said he is open to competing in exhibition bouts for charity this year.
‘I’m back’: Mike Tyson has shared another clip of himself training before announcing his return
The former heavyweight champion has been in training ahead of potential exhibition bouts
And now the former boxing superstar has released another video of himself in action, showing lightning-speed combinations and ferocious power before telling the camera: ‘I’m back’.
Last month, ‘Iron Mike’ revealed on Instagram that he had been preparing for a return to the ring in an exhibition contest.
‘I’ve been hitting the mitts for the last week,’ he said on Instagram live. ‘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.
Tyson showcased he still has the electric speed and power that blitzed the sport in his heyday
The 53-year-old revealed last month he was getting in shape for a number of charity bouts
‘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****** 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 mitts, 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.’
Fans have excited over the potential return of Tyson, who lit up boxing in the 1980s and 1990s
Tyson’s former foe, Evander Holyfield (right), has said he is keen to fight Tyson a third time
It’s not yet known who Tyson would come up against should that return eventuate, but former arch nemesis Evander Holyfield has thrown his hat in the ring to meet ‘Iron Mike’ for a third time.
Holyfield and Tyson’s rivalry reached fever pitch in 1997 when the Brooklyn-born star bit the former cruiserweight champion’s ear off during the bout.
Despite that, Holyfield is prepared to make a comeback himself and is open to meeting Tyson once more.
‘Are you ready? The moment you’ve all been waiting for… The Champ is back!
‘I’d like to announce that I will be making a comeback to the ring. I will be fighting in exhibition matches for a great cause: #Unite4OurFight.’