Mike Tyson reveals he ‘feels great’ after shedding nearly FIVE stone in training and now weighs less than champion Anthony Joshua as the 54-year-old boxing icon aims to make a comeback
- Mike Tyson has lost 69 pounds in preparation for a possible comeback
- The 54-year-old former world champion claims to be back at the highest weight
- Iron Mike now weighs 17 pounds less than Anthony Joshua in the win over Andy Ruiz
- Tyson could defeat longtime enemy Evander Holyfield in a charity exhibition game
Mike Tyson has revealed that he has lost nearly five stone (69 pounds) since he started training for a possible return to the boxing ring.
The former world heavyweight champion, who turned 54 last month, says he is currently training at 15.7st (220lbs), less than Anthony Joshua weighed when he beat Andy Ruiz Jr in December last year.
The Brit weighed 16.13 pounds (237 pounds) when he stepped on the scale in Saudi Arabia and lost 10 pounds in six months after Ruiz Jr’s humiliating defeat in New York.
Mike Tyson revealed that he has lost 69 pounds since returning to the gym prior to a possible comeback
The 54-year-old former heavyweight has been beating the pads in the gym in recent months
For comparison, Tyson was at the peak of his strength when he fought at 220 pounds, taking a version of the heavyweight title from 1986 to 1990 and regaining the WBA belt in 1996.
Now, 15 years after his last professional fight ended in a painful outburst from Kevin McBride, Iron Mike claims to be back at his peak.
He told FightHype: ‘We are just training, boxing and it feels great man.
“I’m from 289 pounds to 220 pounds and I feel good.”
Tyson now weighs 17 pounds less than Anthony Joshua did when he was Andy Ruiz Jr. defeated
Tyson said that substance abuse has led to significant weight gain in the years following his retirement
Despite struggling with drug abuse in the past, he has expressed his desire to make a comeback to boxing in a three-day charity match.
57-year-old Evander Holyfield would like to tackle Tyson in a charity trilogy battle, while Shannon Briggs has also thrown his hat into the ring.
Tyson could try to avenge his two defeats Holyfield suffered in the 1990s, but a deal between the old rivals has yet to be agreed.