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53-Year-Old Mike Tyson's Body Transformation Is Remarkable As He Trains For Boxing Return

53-Year-Old Mike Tyson's Body Transformation Is Remarkable As He Trains For Boxing Return

Mike Tyson is looking in phenomenal shape as he trains for a sensational return to boxing.

'Iron Mike' sent fans into overdrive on Friday evening when he uploaded training footage to social media showing he hasn't lost a step.

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The 53-year-old can be seen working with Muay Thai trainer Rafael Cordeiro in the video, and Cordeiro took to Instagram and posted a photo of the duo following the workout.


It's a remarkable transformation from the 'Baddest Man on the Planet' who was in a dark place just over a decade ago.

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Tyson has admitted to being a cocaine addict previously and it was in 2009 he realised himself he had hit 'rock bottom'.

The former world champion explained he once started fighting prostitutes while high on drugs, as he was paranoid they wanted to steal from him.

He explained to Las Vegas Weekly in 2012 per Daily Mail: "Laying in bed in a hotel room - I try never to be alone, even if it's a prostitute, a dog.

"This is really dark. I am in my hotel suite, I've got seven women there, and I have a morphine drip, and I had my cocaine, and I had my (Viagra-like pill) Cialis, I had my marijuana, I had the Hennessy.

"And I am at my lowest point because I got paranoid and I thought these women were trying to rob me and set me up.

"I started beating them. I was in a dark place. There was a purpose, though, because I didn't want to give them any more of my soul.

"So this is my devil, this is where I am, I am locked up alone. There is nobody there telling me that I'm doing too much.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"That is the devil, he won. I kicked them all out. So that was my lowest point. Oh, man. I am just very grateful to be here - my heart should have blown apart."

Tyson has since turned his life around and cut out the negative influences, in addition to focusing on various business ventures.

He is set to return to the ring in a number of exhibition bouts for charity to 'help some homeless and drug-affected motherfu***er like me'.

Are you excited to see Mike Tyson return to boxing after 15 years out of the ring?

Let us know in the comments below.

Featured Image Credit: Rafael Cordeiro/Instagram

Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, News, Boxing, Legends

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.

 

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