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Mike Tyson Unleashes New Footage Of His Comeback Training

Mike Tyson Unleashes New Footage Of His Comeback Training

Mike Tyson has got the world of boxing talking again after claiming he wants to make a comeback and now they'll have even more to talk about with more footage of Iron Mike in training.

The former world heavyweight champion retired in 2005, after extending his career too long, but could be back in the ring 15 years after last stepping inside the ropes.

Just a week ago Tyson revealed he was back in training to take part in three or four round exhibition fights and he's been linked with several possible opponents since.

Now the 53-year-old has posted a second video showing how his training is going, with the former champ finishing it by turning to the camera and announcing 'I'm back!'

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The heavyweight division in boxing is at its strongest since the American and rivals Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis were at the top of their game in the 90s but it hasn't stopped talks of a renaissance getting everyone excited.

Holyfield, who beat the 'Baddest Man on the Planet' twice, including the fight with the infamous ear biting incident, has also talked about wanting a comeback.

Finally Lewis also got involved, tweeting a cheeky hint that he could also return to the ring, just months after the trio were invited into the ring ahead of Tyson Fury beating Deontay Wilder in February.

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As well as his fellow 90s heavyweight legends, Iron Mike has also been linked with a fight against rugby league's Sonny Bill Williams, denied by Tyson, as well as a fight against Danny Williams, the last man to knock him out, and a weird tag fight with Shannon Briggs.

Despite all the optimism about the comeback promoter Frank Warren isn't impressed about the idea, although he did seem to ignore Tyson's own admission he only wants exhibition fights, "I don't care if Mike Tyson is in the gym for the next ten years, he has no chance against any heavyweight," Warren said in his Metro column.

"I have no idea who would license him at the age of 53 if it wasn't an exhibition match. I can't see any governing body doing that. He's in there getting himself fit and well, and that's brilliant.

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"...I saw his short training clip and all I can say is pads do not hit back. It was a short video for a reason."

Mike Tyson Shows Off Body Transformation After Training To Reenter The Ring
Mike Tyson Shows Off Body Transformation After Training To Reenter The Ring

Even despite all the controversies around him at a younger age and the fact he's not been at his best in a long time, or in the ring at all for 15 years, there remains a lot of good will towards Tyson.

It might be the generation of Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder but everyone is intrigued by the potential of a legend coming back to box.

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Who should Mike Tyson fight? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Topics: Heavyweight boxing, Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Boxing, Lennox Lewis, American sports, US Sports, USA, Evander Holyfield

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