Heavyweight legend, Mike Tyson, still has it at the age of 56 – 17 years after hanging up his professional gloves.
Mike ‘Iron’ holds the record as the youngest boxer to ever win a heavyweight belt, and is remembered in the sport for his aggressive, ruthless and intimidating style. While he currently mainly makes a living from podcasting and punditry, it’s good to see that he still enjoys doing a little bit of gym accompaniment.
The boxing hall-of-famer posted a clip of him in the ring recently, and it looks like he hasn’t lost his aggressive, forward technique. It is the process of heavy training, past or present, working harder.
The former champ looks incredibly physically fit for his age, and his pad man’s courage must be commended – not many people can say they’ve survived’ Iron’ Mike in the ring. It’s not entirely clear when the clip was filmed that the icon was taken in a wheelchair not too long ago, although he attributes it to a flare-up of his sciatica – a condition that causes severe pain around the lower back.
Tyson stopped his first 19 opponents in the distance and became one of the most notorious heavyweights in the history of the sport. His influence remains to this day – The current WBC champion is named after him.
“Worst Man on the Planet” returned for an exhibition with fellow great, Roy Jones Jr, in November 2020. Billed as Lockdown Knockdown, the pair battled the scores. Peace and mostly positive response – an exhibition done right, with fighters to match who know the sport and understand the dangers.
Having said that, boxing fans will be pleased with Tyson posting a few of these clips from time to time, as any serious return to the ring is sure to pose a threat to his legacy. his estate.