“I saw it all, it was like I was going to die”: Mike Tyson’s new trainer claims his life flashed before his eyes during a sparring session, admitting the legend’s right-hand corner “could kill someone”
- Mike Tyson’s trainer has warned that his right hook can still ‘kill someone’
- The heavyweight veteran impressed fans with his speed and power in a video
- Rafael Cordeiro admitted he is terrified of putting on the sanitary napkin and looking at Tyson
- Oscar de la Hoya admitted that Tyson was still able to fight most of the current heavyweights
Mike Tyson’s trainer has sensationally claimed that the veteran’s right hook can ‘kill’ someone after a video was released last week in which he was training on the pads.
The former heavyweight champion showed exactly why he knocked out 44 of his rivals over a glittering 20-year career, hitting his trainer’s pads with a series of devastating blows.
A glimpse of the blistering speed and power of the Brooklyn-born star has given fans a glimmer of hope that a return to the ring may still be a possibility one day.
Mike Tyson impressed fans last week and showed off his amazing speed and power on the pads
New trainer Rafael Cordeiro (R) claims that Tyson’s right-hand corner can still ‘kill someone’
But his new trainer, Rafael Cordeiro, has urged the best modern stars of the sport to be careful what they wish for, insisting that Tyson still do serious damage.
“What I can tell you is that if he wants to do something in the future, he’s 100 percent ready,” Cordeiro said in an interview with ESPN.
“Boxing, if he wants to box back, give him six months to fight everyone. I’ll put my word on that, it’s no joke.
“You can tell from the mitts, those were the first mitts [session]. Can you imagine it after three weeks? The man is a great student.
“As soon as we started training, I said ‘my lord’. I didn’t know what to expect. He hadn’t hit mitts for nearly 10 years, I didn’t expect to see what I saw. I saw a man with the same speed, the same strength as boys of 21, 22 years old.
“And I know, you have to be a good guy to spar with Mike. If you are not prepared, you will certainly be dropped. The power is another level. I have trained many heavyweights in my career. When you talk about his power … his right hook, I can feel it, you notice it, it could kill someone. ‘
Iron Mike ruled the heavyweight division in a brilliant 20-year career ending in 2005
Cordeiro also claimed that he was ‘nervous’ when they started training together and that during a sparring session his life flashed before his eyes.
He added, “Certainly in the beginning [I was nervous]. After the second round I felt better.
“When I hold mittens I like to keep them close to my face with all my fighters. The first time I saw his right hook [come close to my face] I have seen all my life [flash before my eyes].
“My wife, my daughters, my dog, I saw everything, it was like I was going to die … it was the fear. He put pressure, pressure, pressure. Mike Tyson’s game, as everyone knows, is busy. The same way he fights is the same way he trains. ‘
Even Oscar De La Hoya claimed that Tyson could knock out any heavyweight after watching the recent video.
“I’m sure if he trains 12 rounds, he will be knocking out heavyweight at this point,” Golden Boy said via The Sun.
It has been talked about Tyson returning to boxing this year, although it is unlikely to be on the professional stage, with exhibitions for charities.