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Mike Tyson rolled back the years as he showcased his trademark speed and power in brand new training footage ahead of a sensational return to boxing.
'Iron Mike' took to Twitter to post a short video of himself working the pads in preparation for a return to in-ring action.
His tweet was captioned: 'I'm a bad boy for life', and the clip shows him unloading with ferocious shots that even stunned his trainer.
I'm a Bad Boy for Life. Watch #BadBoysforLife now on DVD Blueray @realmartymar #willsmith #stillthebaddestmanontheplanet pic.twitter.com/R9Zmz19GFm
- Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) May 1, 2020
The raw aggression on display proves that 'The Baddest Man on the Planet' has still got the unbelievable talent that made him a world champion at 20-years-old.
Fans on Twitter have reacted to the clip and they all marveled at the skill on display.
Mike Tyson is 53 and still terrifying! :bomb: pic.twitter.com/RIdMhb0AC6
- Against The Ropes (@ATRboxinguk) May 1, 2020
Damn, that left body shot got my ancestors shaking
- Adam (@AdamCam70223591) May 1, 2020
Who needs guns when you have fists of steel.
- :sparkles:John, 500 follows by 2030:sparkles: (@iamnottomgreen) May 1, 2020
I love how can just access his power and skill freely now after years of training, its just ingrained his body pic.twitter.com/wSbJQZRI9t
- Jord/Jax (@JaxBladeFitness) May 1, 2020
I reckon he could blast out a few heavyweights right now!
- :coffee: JokerFleck - Never Rub Another Man's Rhubarb :coffee::wink: (@JokerFleck2) May 1, 2020
Tyson recently revealed that he wants to return to the ring in a string of charity exhibition matches.
Speaking to rapper T.I on Instagram Live, the 53-year-old explained per Metro: "I've been hitting the mitts for the last week.
"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.
"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 motherfu***er like me."
He also explained he was 'starting to get the combinations together' that he was known for in his prime.
If the video is Tyson only just putting the strikes together, it's scary to think how powerful he'll be after even more training.
Do you think Mike Tyson is the greatest boxer of all time and are you excited to see an in-ring return?
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