Tyson Reveals What Helped Him Train For Exhibition Bouts
One of the most talked-about topics today happens to be Mike Tyson appearing in shape and ready to appear in a boxing ring again. The former heavyweight champion of the world is gearing up for charity exhibition bouts thanks to Kings MMA coach Rafael Cordeiro.
Tyson (50-6, 2NC) wants to help those who are going through a tough time, like drug addicts. Relating to their situation, The 53-year-old is looking to make a difference while staying in shape. How exactly did he quickly get into fighting shape?
“You know what I had done? I had stem-cell research therapy,” Tyson ended up stating to Shaquille O’Neal on Instagram Live, via The Sun. “I feel like a different person but I can’t comprehend why I feel this way. It’s really wild what scientists can do.”
Stem-cell therapy is the use of stem cells to treat or prevent a disease or condition. The process to carry it out is via bone marrow transplantation. Several athletes from all sports have undergone the treatment, including Hines Ward, Alex Rodriguez, Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, and Rafael Nadal. There are specific types of therapy treatments, but it is unknown what Tyson went through.
Tyson made his professional debut in 1985 and quickly climbed up the ranks in the boxing world. In his 28th fight, Tyson knocked out Trevor Berbick in the second round to win the WBC Heavyweight Title. He became the youngest world heavyweight champion of all time at 20. Following his last fight in 2005, he ballooned up to 325 pounds.
When Shaq talked about hurting himself while hanging and working out with his kids, Tyson helped explain why. With his new regiment, Tyson is lifting weights constantly and sparring multiple times a day.
“That’s just because you haven’t done it for a while,” Tyson went on to say. “If you continue to do it consistently you’ll be back to normal. It’s just like me, I haven’t boxed or hit the bag for 15 years – it has been three days so far and I feel incredible.”
It is unknown who Tyson will be facing in his return. He has been offered, however, $1 million to fight in Australia to face some of the top stars in rugby and Australian football.