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“A Legend Forever”: Mike Tyson’s Fitness Level at 56 Sends Fans Into Frenzy.

Published 02/14/2023, 11:45 AM EST

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Mike Tyson was the most feared heavyweight boxer of his time. The New York-born fighter was a class apart from the fighters at the time. Under his coach Cus D’Amato, Mike Tyson became the world’s youngest heavyweight champion at just 20 years of age. ‘Iron’ Mike had an impeccable career record for a long time. He remained undefeated for his first 37 fights and had a commendable knockout percentage. Mike’s professional record stands at 50 wins with 44 knockouts against six losses (BoxRec)

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Tyson was a 5 ft 8 muscle monster with a body weight of 220 lbs. His appearance was intimidating to the very bone, and apparently, he liked to battle in the ring without his socks on. A recent video of Mike Tyson training at 56 has left fans in awe of one of the greatest heavyweight boxers ever to grace the squared circle.


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Mike Tyson still has it in him

In a video posted by ESNEWS on YouTube, Mike Tyson is seen working on a 350-pound bag. Tyson throws some jabs at the bag and practices in front of the camera. Furthermore, he passes on his wisdom about jabs and hooks to his host. The video shows that once a boxer, always a boxer.

Tyson did not throw the jab with the same intensity as he used to, but his stance was still on point. Mike may certainly not be the ferocious fighter he used to be, but with age, he has become a great teacher. He helped the host correct his jabs and suggested good combos to hurt the opponent.


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The fans have wanted Mike to make a comeback in the sport, but Mike has shown no interest in stepping back in the ring as he certainly has nothing left to prove. The last time Tyson was seen in the ring was against another boxing legend Roy Jones Jr., after remaining inactive for around 15 years.

Fans React to Mike Tyson’s boxing skills at 56

Fans were left impressed by Tyson’s strength and endurance at 56 years of age. All the fans have mixed reactions to the video of Mike Tyson.

For a fan, ‘Iron’ Mike will always be a legend. “A legend forever,” wrote the fan.

A fan believes that Mike Tyson was once great, but not anymore by pointing out his defeats. The fan wrote, “Mike Tyson was great but he lost to Lennox Lewis he lost a Holyfield twice and he lost it Kevin McBride and buster douglas knockout.”

According to a fan, Mike Tyson lacked discipline later in his career and was on narcotics. “He was on drugs lacked discipline later in his career,” the fan wrote.


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A fan called the host a “nooby” and mocked the sound he was making while working the bag in front of Mike Tyson. They said, “Mike Tyson: boom boom boom. Nooby guy: shh shh shh. yahh ah shh haya.”

A fan believes no matter the age, Mike Tyson still poses a threat with his jabs and strength. “Tyson is still a threat at this fitness level,” said the fan.


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It doesn’t matter how Mike Tyson’s career ended. It is a proven point that he’ll always be one of the greatest heavyweights in the sport, and to surpass his legacy is not an easy feat for any fighter. What is your favorite Mike Tyson moment? Tell us in the comments.

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Agrim Sharma

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Agrim Sharma is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. Having an Economics background did not deviate him from finding his passion for writing. With two years of professional content writing experience, he learned that the best way to channel his love for the sport of boxing is by writing.

Edited By: Shibu Immanuel