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Mike Tyson's Body Transformation In Two Years Is Genuinely Incredible

Mike Tyson's Body Transformation In Two Years Is Genuinely Incredible

Mike Tyson's body transformation from 2018 to now is nothing short of sensational.

Tyson is on the comeback trail and has been training for a series of exhibition charity boxing bouts after years of inactivity.

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'Iron' Mike has posted a series of videos of him displaying his trademark ferocious power on the pads and more recently fans have been able to see just what condition he is in physically aged 53 through several videos of him not wearing a shirt.

And it's fair to say that Tyson has returned to prime fighting shape once again after putting in some serious work. In just two years, he's gone from looking like a man with a physique perfectly acceptable for his age, to having a better body than some current heavyweight boxers.

'The Baddest Man on the Planet' looks absolutely shredded and in better shape than the final days of his career, when he lost three out of his last four bouts before hanging up his gloves following a defeat to Kevin McBride in 2005.

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Image: PA
Image: PA

The youngest ever world heavyweight champion has come a long, long way in recent years. having been in his lowest point in 2009 when he was a cocaine addict.

He once started fighting prostitutes while high on drugs, as he was paranoid they wanted to steal from him.

Aided by switching to a vegan lifestyle, Tyson's turnaround has been remarkable and he has now whittled down to 230 pounds.

"I'm feeling better than I've ever felt in my life. God has been merciful to me man. I'm gonna get on with it, I'm looking good," Tyson said to rapper Lil Wayne on Young Money radio, as per The Mac Life.

"Yo Wayne, I'm 230 right now! Man, I'm just getting ready you know, I'm just getting ready to help some people less fortunate than me. I'm gonna do this charity event.

"I'm going to take this money and help these homeless and we're going to help these addicted brothers. Because I've been homeless and I've been addicted so I know the struggle. Not many people have survived like I did."

A number of potential opponents are on the cards for Tyson. Long-time rival Evander Holyfield, also training for a return to the ring, is interested in a third fight for charity, while Tyson recently said he welcomes all challengers when called out by MMA legend Tito Ortiz.

Tyson also added that the deal for his charity bouts should be finalised soon and there are some seriously big names in the mix.

"Listen we've got so many guys that want to do this man," Tyson added.

"We're in calls, we're doing business with guys right now. You're not going to believe the names when the names come out. Sometime this week we'll have the contract done.

"And whatever money we get, it's going to somebody else. I'm not going to make any money, probably the company, my wife because she's partners with me, she'll make some probably. But my money is going."

Topics: Heavyweight boxing, Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Boxing

Josh Lawless

Josh is a sports journalist who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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