Boxing legend Mike Tyson is training for a boxing comeback at the age of 53. His plan is to do a couple of 4-round exhibition matches with the intention of raising money for charity. By doing this, he’s joining a long list of sports superstars who have decided to play their part in battling the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Make some money to help some homeless and drug-affected motherf****** like me.Mike Tyson on his reasons to make a boxing comeback.
Almost 15 years after his retirement from professional boxing, which ended in a defeat to Kevin McBride, Iron Mike is planning to go back in the ring to help homeless people and those affected by drug problems.
Mike Tyson is Turning 54 Next Month!
Mike Tyson is a real legend of professional sports, having won practically everything in the boxing universe during his years-long career that started in 1985.
Over those 20 years of professional boxing, Iron Mike won a total of 50 fights. Forty-four of those ended with a knockout. This fact makes him one of the greatest (if not the very greatest) knockout artists of all time.
Even though he is turning 54 on June 30, Iron Mike says he’s in the best shape of his life. Speaking with rapper T.I. on Instagram Live last week, Tyson confirmed he’s been back in training, preparing himself for his boxing comeback.
I do two hours on cardio, I do the bike and the treadmill for an hour, then I do some light weights, 300, 250 reps.Tyson said about his recent workout regime.
The last match he fought professionally was back in 2005. This time, it’s going to be a ‘friendly contest’ with the aim of raising money for charity.
It’s still unclear who is he going to face inside the ring. No one also knows when those bouts are going to take place. Still, as soon as more news appears, you can be certain that boxing betting sites are going to release their odds.
Considering that there’s a scarcity of betting options at the moment due to the pandemic, it seems very likely bookmakers are going to be more than happy to embrace Mike Tyson’s comeback.
Tribute to His Friend Who Died of Coronavirus
One of the main reasons why Tyson decided to make a boxing comeback for the sake of charity is that he’s been personally affected by the coronavirus pandemic. One of his friends had died as a result of COVID-19.
The man in question is Nelson Cuevas, a legendary boxing training who owned a gym in New York where Tyson had his first amateur fight.
Puerto Rico-born Cuevas died at the age of 80 after being diagnosed with COVID-19. The late trainer is thought of as one of the most influential figures in boxing, having helped Tyson, as well as many other boxers in their youth.