Mike Tyson’s In Phenomenal Shape Ahead of His Long-Awaited Ring Return
At 54, Iron Mike Tyson (50-6, 44 KOs) is showing how he can still achieve great shape as he prepares for his long-awaited ring return on November 28 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. He will face Roy Jones Jr. (66-9, 47 KOs) in an eight-round exhibition fight titled “Frontline Battle.”
The Frontline Battle, by the way, is the first event in a series produced by Legends Only League that will be for the newly created World Boxing Council (WBC) Frontline Battle Belt. Tyson and Jones Jr. will not wear helmets, according to California State Athletic Commission Executive Director Andy Foster, and both fighters should wear 12-ounce gloves as agreed.
The former heavyweight champion looks like his vintage self when he took off his shirt and flexed his muscles for the camera during an interview with NFL star quarterback Russell Wilson on his Youtube series “Danger Talk.” Wilson asked Tyson if, in the next two weeks, he’s ready to roll, if he’s excited, and if he’ll look like his vintage self. “Yeah man,” Tyson said as he flexed his well toned biceps. “Look at this! Come on, man. Look at this. Come on, brother. I’m The Rock, I’m the Hulkster baby! I’m beautiful baby!”
Mike Tyson became the youngest title holder in history at the age of 20 when he knocked out 33-year-old Trevor Berbick in just 5 minutes and 35 seconds. He then went on to take sweet science by storm, became the undisputed champion in 1987 and held that distinction until 1990, when he suffered the first loss of his boxing career, in a surprising upset, to James “Buster” Douglas.
But Tyson’s ring return didn’t make it look good to some people. One of them is Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren, who believed these veteran fighters are only doing it for money. But for the boxing fans of these two great fighters, they can’t wait to see their idols fight inside the ring.