Mike Tyson has claimed he was at his lowest weight since he was a teenager before his exhibition match with Roy Jones Jr at the end of November.
Iron Mike, 54, and Captain Hook, 51, will face off in the ring at Staples Center in Los Angeles as they both back down.
Tyson hasn’t fought for 15 years and last tipped the scales in 16.6th when he faced Kevin McBride in 2005, but with his renewed passions and incredible vigor he recovered. in shape.
In recent months, his social media has been filled with inspiring footage of him preparing for action, which has wowed fight fans.
And now the legendary pugilist and former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world has revealed just how much he’s cut back.
Tyson said: “The last time I gained this weight I was 17 or 18
“I’m really happy with everything I’ve done, it’s all about confidence and assertiveness.
“It’s amazing, I’m just ready to do this. I can’t explain it in words.
“I’ll go there as long as it works. My legend is going to be that I gave way more than I took.
In his early days, against Hector Mercedes in 1985, he weighed 15.3th.
Tyson’s opponent Jones didn’t retire until 2018 after a mind-blowing career, but he was also taken aback by Iron Mike’s training videos, calling the pair “ monsters. ”
He said, “I think he looked awesome. He looked very good. I was really proud to see him bounce back the way he did.
“Most guys, at 54, are starting to count themselves. When I got to 32, you are considered old.
“You couldn’t box anymore. Now to see Mike hit the body bag like that, like he does. It’s phenomenal. It’s crazy. We are monsters.