Former heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson posted a brief training clip where he’s delivering some withering blows during a workout on Friday.
He captioned the video “I’m a bad boy for life.” He used the tweet to also plug the Bad Boys sequel, which stars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith.
Hollywood Life writes that though Tyson hasn’t done a pro-boxing match since 2005, his blows don’t seem to have aged in the least.
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) May 1, 2020
In January, 2019, Tyson, now 53, apparently told Joe Rogan that he doesn’t work out anymore. In the video, he tells Rogan: “Nah, man — I keep away from [working out]…it reactivates my ego. I do my treadmill work and stuff…I don’t [hit the bag] anymore.”
The newest video seems to say otherwise, though maybe those punches are just his baseline.
He told Rogan in that 2019 interview that his success was kind of messing with his head.
“Being that [successful] person, that guy — it sent me to the psych ward a couple times,” he said.
‘It sent me to the prison…that guy is a trip,” he added, referring to himself in the third person.
For quite a while there, Tyson was the undisputed world heavyweight champion, and boasted a 50-6-2 record. He first got the title in 1986, when he was 20.
There’s no doubt he was the reigning champion, and for good reason, as shown by one old clip of one of his thunderous takedown punches. This particularly deadly uppercut had people talking.
“He took 5 years off that dude’s life with one uppercut,” tweeted @VSBrodie.
“He could take five years off your life just watching him hit that guy with an uppercut,” answered @MProfileTrader.
— Kamaradona (@AndyP792) May 1, 2020
Regardless, it certainly seems he’s been working out, and has toyed with the idea of getting back into the ring, but for a good cause.
Tyson appeared on the expediTIously Podcast with the rapper T.I. earlier this month and talked about maybe testing the waters a bit, for charity.
“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 [people],” he said on the podcast.
“Would you step in the ring with 53-year-old Mike Tyson for $20,000?” asked @30SecFights on Twitter.
There’s a pretty good chance that you might not be the winner in that friendly match, even if you’re 30 years younger than him.