Mike Tyson Reveals The Secrets Behind His Grueling Training Regime Ahead Of Boxing Comeback
Mike Tyson has lifted the lid on his intense training regime and says he's using stem-cell therapy ahead of his boxing comeback.
Tyson has revealed his incredible physique and terrifying power in a series of training videos on social media as he plans a sensational return to the ring at the age of 53.
And 'Iron' Mike has explained the extreme lengths he's putting his body through in order to get back in fighting shape.
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Speaking to rapper LL Cool J on the Rock and Bells Radio Show on SiriusXM, the former world heavyweight champion described how he would get into peak physical condition in six to eight weeks.
"Really I would just change my diet and just do cardio work. Cardio has to start, you have to have your endurance to go and do the process of training.
"So something to do is get in cardio, I would try and get two hours of cardio a day, make sure you get that stuff in. You're gonna make sure you're eating the right food. For me it's almost like slave food. Doing what you hate to do but doing it like it's nothing. Getting up when you don't want to get up. That's what it is. It's becoming a slave to life.
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"People think a slave to life is just enjoying drugs and living your life. Being a slave to life means being the best person you can be, being the best you can possibly be, and when you are at the best you can possibly be is when you no longer exist and nobody talks about you. That's when you're at your best."
When asked about the mental side of the fight game, Tyson replied: "My mind wouldn't belong to me. My mind would belong to somebody that disliked me enough to break my soul, and I would give them my mind for that period of time.
"Six weeks of this and I'd be in the best shape I've ever dreamed of being in. As a matter of fact, I'm going through that process right now. And you know what else I did, I did stem-cell research."
The legendary American boxer continued by talking about his treatment: "As they took the blood it was red and when it came back it was almost transfluid [sic], I could almost see through the blood, and then they injected it in me. And I've been weird ever since, I've got to get balanced now."
There's no shortage of potential opponents that Tyson could face. Former foe Evander Holyfield is also coming out of retirement with a trilogy bout mooted.
A mega-fight with current WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been backed, too, by promoter Bob Arum.