Mike Tyson Is Offering Fans The Chance To Train With Him Ahead Of Sensational Boxing Comeback
The 53-year-old recently announced he'd be stepping into the ring again for a string of exhibition bouts for charity.
One charity he's already helping is the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation, with 'Iron Mike' auctioning off a three hour event titled 'Have Lunch & Train with Mike Tyson in LA' on Charitybuzz.
The auction is sat at $19,000 at the time of writing and is expected to climb up to $32,000 before the deadline on May 27.
A description of the event reads: "Have the ultimate day with Mike Tyson! You and a friend will train and enjoy lunch with Mike Tyson in Los Angeles. You will also receive an autographed boxing glove and t-shirt."
A friend is allowed to attend the meet-and-greet with you and the 'Baddest Man on the Planet' will sign 'something small' as well as take a photo during the event, which is likely to take place in 2021.
The former world champion has excited fans in recent weeks by posting training footage to social media, showing he hasn't lost the ferocious power and speed he possessed in his prime.
Many have speculated who his opponent could be in his return - with heavyweight Shannon Briggs claiming a deal to fight Tyson is close.
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"The money is there, the money is almost there, I can't say much more, I'll leave it at that," the 48-year-old told Sirius XM.
"This is for charity, this is exhibition, I want people to understand.
"We all know it's an exhibition and then we will see what's left in the tank.
"It's for charity, it will be fun, but this is Mike Tyson we are talking about.
:microphone2:️"The money is there ... the money is almost there. I'll leave it at that." -- @TheCannonBriggs updates @BoxingwithAk and @TheBoxingBully on a potential exhibition fight with #MikeTyson :loud_sound:@DAZN_USA- SiriusXM Boxing (@SiriusXMBoxing) May 15, 2020
"He naturally hits hard, so he might hit me and he might break my rib.
"We have to be fully prepared."
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Featured Image Credit: Mike Tyson/Instagram
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