Mike Tyson rolled back the years as he showcased his trademark speed and power in brand new training footage ahead of a sensational return to boxing.
‘Iron Mike’ took to Twitter to post a short video of himself working the pads in preparation for a return to in-ring action.
His tweet was captioned: ‘I’m a bad boy for life’, and the clip shows him unloading with ferocious shots that even stunned his trainer.
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) May 1, 2020
Fans on twitter reacted to the video including ring announcer Michael Buffer:
Mike is STILL-MIKE!!🧡
And always-a huge part of my career!!#LetsGetReadyToRumble ®👊🏻👊🏼👊🏽👊🏾👊🏿
— Michael Buffer (@Michael_Buffer) May 1, 2020
My style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable, and I'm just ferocious. I want your heart. I want to eat his children.
— 604Trollster (@604Trollster) May 2, 2020
Training to beat up covids ass. I see you mike and I appreciate it. 😎
— §avina Carr (@SavinaCarr) May 2, 2020
You still move like a middleweight and hit like a heavyweight.
— Bob Halfacre (@BobHalfacre) May 2, 2020
That right hook was crazy!
— Zack Lai (@zackmandu) May 2, 2020
Tyson recently revealed that he wants to return to the ring in a string of charity exhibition matches.
Speaking to rapper T.I on Instagram Live, the 53-year-old explained per Metro: “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.
“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.