Mike Tyson Reveals Harrowing Health Ordeal… ‘I Never Knew I Had’

Published 09/18/2022, 9:45 AM EDT

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Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight champion is aging. He is no more that guy, who used to seize the opponents of double his stature in the opening rounds of the fight. Now, his body is undergoing several changes. Though he shares videos of his training session, which show that the legend is still in great shape, his muscles, and bones inside the body are not reacting in the way as used to as he is speeding fast to his 60s.

In a recent interview with New York Times following a severe back injury, Tyson detailed a harrowing health ordeal.


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Recalling his fight with the former pound-for-pound best, Roy Jones Jr, Tyson said, “Listen I have pain problems I never knew I had, so I said I’m going box again with the Roy Jones situation. And I found out why I’m actually trying every time I moved something was hurting, you know. Back to the hospital again after trying a boxer move.”

So, according to Tyson, his body was showing signs of wear and tear with age since he began training for a fight with Jones. Every time he was putting in a lot of work on his body, it was reflecting it in the form of pain and injury.

Has Mike Tyson recovered from back pain?

Tyson’s health became a subject of concern a few weeks back when he was captured at the International Miami airport in a wheelchair with a stick. The 56-year-old was being wheeled through the terminal because he was in excruciating pain.

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Reports claimed that he was dealing with ‘Sciatica flare-up’. This causes pain in the entire back along with the legs. Ahead of this outing, ‘The Baddest Man on Planet’ was seen in New York City. Then he was facing problems with his legs while walking. However, that was not seen as a big threat because the normal human body functions that way. It goes through minor pain and injuries.


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As of now, the champ is again in a good state. Not entirely, but the progress is good. Recently, he was seen walking on his latest outing for business purposes.

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Written by:

Abhishek Singh


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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.
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Ajinkya Aswale