Mike Tyson Describes His Incredible Weight Loss Journey

Published 07/04/2020, 8:02 AM EDT

Former heavyweight champion of the world, Mike Tyson, spoke about his incredible weight loss journey.


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Tyson has kept himself busy for the past few months. He has collaborated with Chinatown Market to raise money for the ‘Tyson Cares Foundation’ and also kept himself fit.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Mike Tyson exits the ring after receiving a split draw against Roy Jones Jr. during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center on November 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Triller)

With his trainer Rafael Cordeiro and a little help from science, Mike has been sharpening his skills. His coach even admitted Tyson moves and throws punches like a 22-year-old.


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Mike Tyson lost an incredible amount of weight

At a point in time, Tyson looked like a shadow of his former self. But now, he is ripped and looks much younger than he is. Just watch his latest beach video from the link below.

Watch: Mike Tyson Lifts Entire Steel Cage in New Video

Ever wondered how much weight he lost? In an interview with FightHype.com, Tyson spoke about his insane weight cut. Per Tyson, he cut down from 289 lbs to 220 lbs. That is 69 lbs in total.

“I just came out to my partner’s house. She lives out here,” Tyson said. “We’ve just been training, boxing, and it feels great, man. I come from 289 lbs to 220 lbs. And I feel good.”


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Tyson’s final two matches didn’t go his way. His last professional match was against Kevin McBride in 2005. Unfortunately for the American, he lost the bout and hung up his gloves.

Iron Mike” was preparing for a comeback fight. However, he ended up in an exhibition bout and all of Tyson’s money went to charity. The retired boxer plans to continue to use his fame to help underprivileged people.

Nov 28, 2020; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Mike Tyson (black trunks) fights 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

Tyson took on fellow boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round contest. His weight-loss journey showed in the fight, as the hard-hitting boxer was the busier of the two on the night. Overall, the pair earned a lucrative purse of which Tyson claimed he donated all to charity.

Tyson will continue to box

His weight loss was not a one-off. The former heavyweight champion of the world promised he would continue boxing after his comeback against Jones Jr. As you can expect, long-time rival Evander Holyfield is the favorite for the fight.


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However, Tyson confirmed he would only fight exhibitions to earn money for charity. Moreover, he has revealed they want to make the Holyfield fight with Dubai the likely destination.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 09: Heavyweight boxing legends Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield attend the 19th annual Harold and Carole Pump Foundation Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 09, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

Thus, fans will struggle to believe the transformation the legendary boxer has undergone. However, Tyson assured his fans that he will continue training. Therefore, followers can expect to see ripped Mike Tyson for a while.


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What do you make of Mike Tyson’s transformation? Do you think he should continue boxing?

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.