The last time Mike Tyson fought was back in 2005 when he lost to England’s Kevin McBride. Now, 15 years later, he plans to make a comeback. The legendary former heavyweight champion of the world was the greatest boxer of his era. Nobody could handle ‘Iron Mike’ at his best. In short, his knockout power was legendary.
Then Buster Douglas stunned the world and beat him. Tyson came back but prison intervened and he lost some of his prime years. However, he would fight on, into the third decade. But now, after rehabilitating his mind and his image, Tyson wants to box again.
So many names are linked to a match against Tyson. However, he wants to take on Evander Holyfield, his old rival, in a charity boxing match. Check out the clip below of his training footage. Sure, anybody can look good hitting bads, but, boy, does he look good.
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In the footage, you can see him go to town on the pads. Working with famed MMA trainer Rafael Cordeiro, he looks like an absolute monster. His cardio also looks remarkable despite his advancing years. In short, he might not last 12 rounds, but you wouldn’t want to go three with him. To sum up, he’s still got the one-punch power to stun an elephant.
“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,” Tyson announced on Instagram live back in May. “Some charity exhibition, make some money, help some homeless and drug-affected (expletive), you know, like me.”
In sum, Tyson wants to give back. After a dark beginning, his life has taken a more positive turn. That’s why he wants to help people because he proved that you can be redeemed. The champion is determined to raise money for some kind of charity. He also knows who he wants to fight.
“There are a lot of people out there that need help, and something like that can help a lot of people that’s in need of help,” Tyson told TMZ Sports. “That’s a lot of money for charity. That is basically what I have embarked on in a life of charity and gratitude. I don’t know if me and Evander will ever get in the ring [again]. That would be awesome for charity, too.
“Could you imagine me and him going into the ring together, archenemies, and doing it for humanity of people and people less fortunate than ourselves? What would that be like? That is something that has never been done before with any entertainer or any sports figure in the history of entertainment and sports.”