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Mike Tyson (54) doesn’t hesitate long.
As soon as he was asked about his form before his comeback against Roy Jones Junior, the ex-champ tore his shirt off and showed his muscle-packed body.
One is amazed, the scandal boxer worked really hard on himself. The ex-champ wants to at least cut a good figure when he gets back into the ring on Sunday night against Roy Jones Junior (51) 15 years after his last fight.
Watch Mike Tyson’s fight live on TV
“I want the world to see how big I am again,” says Tyson of the reason for his return.
Fans cannot watch the spectacle on free TV, the fight will only be shown on the pay-TV channel Sky, which has secured the rights. It will be broadcast on the night of Sunday, November 29th, from 2.30 a.m. Customers with a sports package can see the 30-minute advance report, and anyone who wants to watch the match from 3 a.m. (on Sky Sport 3) has to pay an extra 20 euros.
Is it worth it? In the social networks, photos of Tyson have been compared for days: At the age of 20, he was the youngest heavyweight world champion of all time in 1986 as a fighting machine at the time. And today he has an amazing body again. Is he in better shape at 54 than at 20?
Mike Tyson wants to do good with profit
After a life full of triumphs, tears, drugs and scandals, things have improved again in recent years. The former bad boy played in several parts of the “Hangover” film series and appeared on stage in a one-man play.
The proceeds from the fight against Jones Jr. he wants to donate to the homeless and addicts. “I know how hard it is,” says Tyson today.
High-class boxing should not be expected from the duel between the Ring retirees in the legendary Staples Center in Los Angeles. Also because the responsible Athletic Commission (CSAC) has adjusted the rules to the age.
There is only eight rounds of boxing, one round lasts two instead of three minutes, both boxers have to wear more padded gloves, if a cut is made it is stopped immediately. “It’s for women,” complained Jones Jr. and made it clear: “We are not women, we are two of the best.”
Axel Schulz compares show fight with “celebrity boxing”
The 51 year old Jones Jr. was one of the greats, was five times world champion in different classes. At his best he never competed against Tyson, the man from Pensacola / Florida only ended his professional career three years ago.
Despite the impressive names, the former professional boxer Axel Schulz (52) doesn’t think much of the show act.
“The fight is to be classified like celebrity boxing and not, as announced, the biggest comeback in boxing history,” Schulz told the “Bild” and added: “There is no sporting value for me.”
Nevertheless, the cash registers will ring. Both boxers are said to have been guaranteed an exchange of around ten million US dollars (8.4 million euros) with good pay-per-view sales in the USA.
Mike Tyson’s career has been marked by scandals
Many want to be there to see what Tyson can do. In the 1980s, the Brooklyn rebel started a unique career, becoming the youngest heavyweight world champion at the age of 20 and 144 days. The pit bull beat his opponents out of the ring in rows, won twelve of his first 20 fights by knocking out in the first round.
But a change of coach and private problems threw the brutal boxer off track. He squandered $ 300 million and ended up in jail for three years for rape in 1992. In 1997 he wanted to get the world title back, but had no chance against Evander Holyfield. In frustration, he bit out of Holyfield’s ear – the final descent.
Bad years followed. “I was so drunk with all the drugs and bad coke,” he said now of “Sport-Bild” about the time after his career. But Tyson recovered, is said to have a few million in the bank again, shed 30 kilos thanks to a vegan lifestyle, tortured himself through training and now wants to know again: “I will help many people, and my legacy will be that I can do more given than took. “(sid)
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