It takes a lot of guts for a fighter to go out there in the ring and fight another person who wants to beat the living daylights out of him. But do you know what takes more guts? Holding pads for one of the most dangerous boxers ever to step foot on planet earth.
We’re talking about the video that has emerged on the internet recently, which shows “Iron” Mike Tyson hitting the pads aggressively while preparing for his upcoming bout.
The video shows Tyson nearly decapitating his trainer during one combo. The combo started with Mike hitting a basic one-two followed by a left hook and then two body shots. The last punch, which was a straight right, got in a little too close for comfort. Although the punch did not hit the trainer, it was close enough to make his life flash before his very eyes.
The training video seems to show Tyson’s incredible shape with his power, speed, and aggression looking like they were back in his prime. It was reminiscent of the “Iron” Mike that we all knew, the one that wanted to take his opponent’s soul with every single blow. There was so much killer instinct and malice that it made the fans sympathize with his opponents.
Mike Tyson (50-6-2, 44 KOs) had his last fight in 2005 and will make his return after a long 15 years against another legend, Roy Jones Jr. (66-9, 47 KOs). Jones has been much more active, having his last fight in 2018. But it seems like he won’t have much of a problem with that.
Since the bout has been pushed back to November 28, both fighters will get even more time to train. Now it will be interesting to watch how Jones deals with Tyson’s early aggression, and how Tyson holds on in the later rounds.