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Tyson, Holyfield, Tarver and Klitschko all in great shape

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‘Iron’ Mike Tyson certainly looks the part as the former undisputed heavyweight champion prepares to fight for the first time in fifteen years.

The 53-year-old, who holds the record for being the youngest top division ruler of all time, has been training like a demon to get himself in shape.

For years following his retirement in 2005, Mike Tyson was bloated and overweight – even trying his hand at acting in movies like ‘The Hangover.’

Fast forward a decade, and ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ has reinvented himself as a podcast host and cannabis connoisseur. Tyson now wants to make an astonishing comeback.

Mike Tyson

A recent advert for Asian markets shows a shirtless Tyson in excellent physical condition as the New York plots an exhibition return.

Speaking to TMZ, Tyson is hopeful a third fight with old foe Evander Holyfield can make it over the line. Both are in great shape for their age.

“I don’t know if Evander and I will get in the ring. That’d be awesome for charity. Can you imagine him and me going into the ring together? ‘Arch-enemies’ doing it for humanity and people less fortunate,” said Tyson.

For his part, Holyfield is utilizing the talents of ex-world champions Antonio Tarver and Wladimir Klitschko for his attempts at hitting fighting shape.

At 57, it may be more challenging for ‘The Real Deal.’ However, the two-weight legend did retire much later than Tyson.

Rumors continue to grow that the third bout is on. It could simply be a matter of time before the official announcement.


Former Holyfield opponent George Foreman is one of those who doesn’t see the negative in Tyson fighting again.

“A great trainer taught Mike Tyson. I’m happy to see he still retains such great skills. He looked very young and healthy. It makes me proud,” said ‘Big’ George.

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman has already agreed to rank Tyson, possibly Holyfield. That’s if the pair are serious about giving the fans another rumble.

The potential for some WBC Veterans’ belts to be on the line for Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield remains in the balance.

Maybe Tarver and Klitschko could be involved too…Who knows?