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Mike Tyson Permanently Closes Door to Boxing Return, New Picture Suggests

Published 03/19/2022, 12:47 PM EDT

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Despite the sheer age of 55, Mike Tyson is still capable of spinning fight rumors, and wouldn’t have a deficit in bringing potential opponents to the table. The heavyweight star returned to action at the age of 54 and picked Roy Jones Jr. as his exhibition dance-partner amongst several big names available.

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Following a splendid performance, Tyson teased his chances of remaining active in exhibitions. However, his current condition doesn’t cite the same, as we may have seen the last of him in a pugilistic matchup.


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Although there are people who still want to see Mike Tyson fight, ‘Iron’ himself may have given up on that process. He recently appeared on the ‘You Already Know’ podcast, speaking on several aspects of his life. Tyson seemed overweight in that video, as his tummy was sheerly prominent.

It verifies Tyson to have put himself at a distance from all the boxing actions. Although a lucrative payday can urge him to re-enter the slide, the same isn’t happening anytime soon.

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Mike Tyson has indulged himself in several activities right now. From hosting a podcast to being a superstar entrepreneur, ‘Iron’ Mike has a lot to look after. Meanwhile, he is also appearing on the big screen with a TV series being made on him by the director, Martin Scorsese.

Adding to that, Tyson will feature in an Indian movie named Liger, based on combat. Therefore, it justifies him to remain inactive in his boxing drill, especially with his current physical perks.


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Mike Tyson’s body transformation

Tyson has shown sheer changes in his physical frame over several years. He had a toned body throughout his boxing journey. But Tyson became extremely overweight after hanging up the gloves. At one point, ‘The Baddest Man On The Planet’ weighed around 400 lbs, having lost his fighting shape completely.

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Tyson, however, transitioned back into the shredded form ahead of his exhibition stint against Roy Jones Jr So, he can make a go at it once again. But Tyson had claimed he is yet to receive full payment from his latest appearance. Thus, he doesn’t expect to fight in the ring for another time.


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Written by:

Raj Sarkar


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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.
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Vibhanshu Kumar