Latest Episode of Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson Reveals the Ugly Truth About the Boxer’s Age

Published 06/04/2021, 2:03 PM EDT
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JULY 25: Mike Tyson speaks onstage during the “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truthts” panel discussion at the HBO portion of the 2013 Summer Television Critics Association tour – Day 2 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 25, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)


Mike Tyson is one of the most recognizable figures in the sport’s history. The former heavyweight champion of the world continues to make headlines despite retiring in 2006. And his comeback to the sport at 54 was one of the biggest reasons for this.

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Tyson underwent an incredible body transformation and lost a lot of weight despite being past 50. As a result, many fans got excited about his return. And while the fight did not disappoint, it showed why boxers retire at around the 40-year mark.

Nov 28, 2020; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Mike Tyson (black trunks) exits the ring after his split draw against Roy Jones, Jr. (white trunks) during a heavyweight exhibition boxing bout for the WBC Frontline Belt at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Scarnici/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Moreover, the latest episode of Mike Tyson’s podcast, ‘Hotboxin with Mike Tyson,’ showed the harsh reality of ‘Iron Mike.’ Tyson welcomed famous Hip-Hop artist T-Pain on the show.

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However, the 50-6 boxer looked much older than what he did a few months back. The video showed ‘Iron Mike’ with a fully gray beard, gray hair, and a shadow of himself when compared to his comeback fight.

Thus, this should be a reminder to fans that Mike Tyson is, in fact, 54-year-old. Furthermore, it will also explain why ‘Iron Mike’ has not rushed into a return to the ring.

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Will Mike Tyson fight Lennox Lewis?

Tyson has stopped posting any videos or pictures of his training on his social media. And this raised a few eyebrows since ‘Iron Mike’ constantly teased a return to the ring. However, his appearance in the latest episode will answer many questions. So what about his potential bout against Lennox Lewis?

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Tyson has insisted he wants to fight multiple exhibitions. And next on the list was his old rival, Lennox Lewis. However, considering Tyson is not training and doesn’t look to be in good shape, the bout may not happen.

YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 6, 2018: American professional boxer Mike Tyson during a press conference following a boxing masterclass for RCC Boxing Promotions boxers and children at the Martial Arts Academy established by the Russian Copper Company. Donat Sorokin/TASS (Photo by Donat SorokinTASS via Getty Images)

The next exhibition could be Mike Tyson’s last, and fans would rather watch him take on Evander Holyfield for the trilogy. Therefore, it looks increasingly unlikely that Mike Tyson will revisit his rivalry with Lennox Lewis?

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What do you make of Mike Tyson’s appearance on the latest episode? Do you think it’s time for ‘Iron Mike’ to give up the idea of fighting again?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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