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Mike Tyson has revealed the kind of shape he was in ahead of his comeback by claiming he needed seven days in bed after the first Instagram video showing him in training.
Earlier this year the former heavyweight world champion excited boxing fans everywhere by posting a training video on Instagram and hinting at a return to the ring.
Whilst that video has eventually led to him organising a comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr, which will now take place in November, he clearly had a lot of work to put in.
Speaking on Joe Rogan's podcast on Friday, the 54-year-old revealed that it took him a week to recover after the short video, "Getting in shape and getting conditioned are two different animals," 'Iron Mike' told the UFC commentator.
"They don't even belong in the same division of working out. Getting in shape is getting able to fit in your clothes. Being in condition is being able to come outside of your soul. You can't do that automatically. The emotional state to prepare for that is mind boggling.
"Let me tell you something about [the first training video]. I did that video and I was in bed for a week. That was 30 seconds and I was in bed for a week. That was not funny because it made me realize that this is big boy sh*t."
Tyson also revealed that he origins of his comeback came simply from wanting to lose weight, saying, "I was discussing with my wife, something about me being overweight, and she said 'why don't you just get on the treadmill for 15 minutes a day' and it went from 15 minutes to two hours.
"I was complaining about my weight and so, I guess I tried on some clothes and it was disastrous, so I was worried about my weight," and also told Rogan how fighting used to give him erections because he couldn't control the excitement his body felt.
Tyson will meet fellow boxing legend Jones Jr on November 28th, the pair will box for eight rounds with larger than normal gloves but with no headgear.
Despite it being an exhibition fight there will be a sanctioned title on the line.
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