Former heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson continued to tease boxing fans with a possible return to the ring by posting another training video on Instagram on Monday that ended with the message “I’m back”.
The 53-year-old caught the eye of the boxing world last week when he posted a short video of a workout that showed he had the punch and speed to enable him to become the first heavyweight, the WBA, WBC, and WBA held IBF titles.
Tyson said at the time that he was considering returning to the ring for some exhibition bouts to raise money for charity.
The latest video showed Tyson growling through a hit and hitting the pads to demonstrate the wild strength that made him one of the sport̵
Since Tyson pointed out a return, challengers have lined up for a shot at the boxer named “Iron Mike”.
New Zealand rugby star Sonny Bill Williams, who dealt with a 7-0-0 boxing record, and Australian Paul Gallen, another rugby player with a 9-0-0 record in the ring, were potential opponents touted.
However, a more likely bet would be Evander Holyfield, with whom Tyson fought several epic fights during his professional career.
When Tyson, who retired after losing to Kevin McBride in 2005, returns to the ring, he will follow in the footsteps of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao when he retires from an exhibition fight.
Tyson, who became the youngest heavyweight champion of all time in 1986 at the age of 20 when he defeated Trevor Berbick, won 50 of his 58 professional fights before retiring.