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Mike Tyson open to doing exhibition fights for charity

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Former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is open to the possibility of a ring return – in the form of an exhibition to raise money for charity.

Tyson retired from the sport back in 2005, after a TKO defeat at the hands of Kevin McBride. The final tally of Tyson’s record was 50 wins, 6 defeats and 44 wins by knockout.

After Tyson retired from the sport, he took part in an exhibition that was offered on pay-per-view against Corey Sanders in 2006. It was part of an exhibition tour that didn’t last too long.

mike tyson backThe youngest man in history to capture a heavyweight title, Tyson is already training hard during the coronavirus pandemic.

“I’ve been hitting the mitts for the last week. That’s been tough, my body is really jacked up and really sore from hitting the mitts. I’ve been working out, I’ve been trying to get in the ring, I think I’m going to box some exhibitions and get in shape,” Tyson told rapper TI during an interview.

“I want to go to the gym and get in shape to be able to box three or four-round exhibitions for some charities and stuff. Some charity exhibitions, make some money, help some homeless and drug-affected motherf–ker like me.

“I do two hours on cardio, I do the bike and the treadmill for an hour, then I do some light weights, 300, 250 reps. Then I start my day with the boxing thing, I go in there and hit the mitts, 30 minutes, 25 minutes, start getting in better condition. I’m starting to put those combinations together. I’m in pain, I feel like three guys kicked the sh-t out of me.”

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