Mike Tyson reveals he is planning a boxing return for charity

‘I’ve been in the ring – I’ve been hitting the mitts’: Mike Tyson reveals he is planning a boxing return to raise money for charity in a ‘three or four round’ comeback fight

  • Mike Tyson is planning a surprise return to the boxing ring for charity exhibitions
  • The former heavyweight champion revealed he has been ‘hitting the mitts’
  • However, the 53-year-old said he is in quite a lot of pain after his daily work-out 

Mike Tyson revealed he is planning a return to the boxing ring to raise money for charity in four-round exhibition fights. 

The former heavyweight champion, who hasn’t fought in over 15 years, has been ‘hitting the mitts’ in a bid to regain some of the fitness levels and speed from his glory days. 

‘I’ve been hitting the mitts for the last week. That’s been tough, my body is really jacked up and really sore from hitting the mitts,’ Tyson said on Instagram live. 

Mike Tyson (right) is planning a shock return to the boxing ring to raise money for charity

The 53-year-old claimed he has been ‘hitting the mitts’ in an Instagram live session

‘I’ve been working out, I’ve been trying to get in the ring, I think I’m going to box some exhibitions and get in shape. 

‘I want to go to the gym and get in shape to be able to box three or four-round exhibitions for some charities and stuff. 

‘Some charity exhibitions, make some money, help some homeless and drug-affected motherf****** like me.  

It hasn’t just been the pads that the 53-year-old has been working on, as he also explained his rigorous daily work-out routine, including shadow boxing with his dog.

The former heavyweight champion still has a rigorous daily work-out routine 

Tyson posted a video of him shadow boxing his pet dog during quarantine

‘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. Then I start my day with the boxing thing, I go in there and hit the mits, 30 minutes, 25 minutes, start getting in better condition. 

Although the sight of Tyson would strike fear into almost anyone who dared to enter the ring with him, he disclosed that he is feeling his body a little more than he used to. 

‘I’m starting to put those combinations together. I’m in pain, I feel like three guys kicked the s*** out of me.’ 

 

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