‘If he trains for 12 rounds, right now he’ll knock out any heavyweight’: Oscar De La Hoya claims Mike Tyson can defeat boxing’s top stars after veteran wowed fans with his electrifying speed on the pads
- Oscar De La Hoya has claimed that Mike Tyson can beat any heavyweight boxer
- Tyson wowed fans this week after he showed off his superb speed and power
- The 53-year-old is training for a number of exhibition charity bouts this year
- Golden Boy believes that even at 53, Tyson can defeat today’s champions
Oscar De La Hoya has claimed that Mike Tyson can knock out any heavyweight on the planet at the age of 53 after the boxing star showcased his amazing skills in a recent video.
The former heavyweight king knocked out 44 of his rivals during a glittering 20-year career which saw him become one of the biggest stars in world sport and earn the title Baddest Man On The Planet.
Tyson has since gone on to enjoy pastures new following his retirement in 2005, with film appearances, podcasts and his own cannabis company just a selection of the 53-year-old’s ventures.
Oscar De La Hoya has claimed that Mike Tyson could beat any of the current heavyweights
Iron Mike wowed fans this week, showing off his superb speed and power on the pads
But this week a video emerged on social media of the Brooklyn-born star hitting the pads and showing the blistering speed and power that propelled him to the summit of the heavyweight division all those years ago.
The clip left many fans feeling Iron Mike could handle himself against the heavyweight stars of today, and De La Hoya, who won world titles at six different weight classes, backed Tyson should he face any of the top heavyweights.
The 53-year-old is in training for a number of exhibition bouts for charity this year
Iron Mike ruled the heavyweight division in a glittering 20-year career that ended in 2005
‘I’m sure that if he trains for 12 rounds, right now he’ll knock out any heavyweight,’ Golden Boy said via The Sun.
There has been talk of Tyson making a return to boxing this year, although it is unlikely it will be on the professional stage, with exhibition bouts for charity lined up.
And sessions in the gym have left Tyson feeling he is in the best shape of his life, despite being in his fifties and well past his peak.
Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are the current champions of Tyson’s former division
‘I’ve been hitting the mitts for the last week,’ he said on Instagram Live with rapper T.I. ‘That’s been tough, my body is really jacked up and really sore from hitting the mitts.
‘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.’
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