Mike Tyson flaunts speed and power sparring in cage as he targets more fights
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Mike Tyson is still going through the gears in training after his exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr in November – with the boxing legend keen to climb through the ropes again.
‘Iron’ Mike made a sensational return to boxing for a money-spinning clash with Jones, almost 14 years since he last competed in an exhibition against Corey Sanders.
The pair were held to a draw in their exhibition at Staples Center, despite many claiming Tyson did enough to have his hand raised on the night.
The former undisputed heavyweight champion is targeting another bout in the near future, saying after his draw with Jones: “This is better than fighting for championships. We’re humanitarians now.
“We can do something good for the world. We’ve got to do this again. It has to be competitive. I once had 15 fights in one year. Let’s just try and work closer to that.”
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And to kick off 2021, Tyson’s coach Rafael Cordeiro has released footage that shows his fighter putting his power and speed to good use in training.
Tyson can be seen going toe-to-toe in an MMA cage, given Cordeiro specialises in that field, with a man almost half his age.
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28-year-old heavyweight Mike Russell, who boasts a professional record of 4-1, is the fighter seen trading blows with him in the cage.
Tyson recently confirmed he will return to the ring in 2021, urging his supporters to expect even better fights than his recent draw with Jones.
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During an Instagram Live with Tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou, the 54-year-old said when asked if he will fight again: “Yeah absolutely. It’ll be better this time.”
Before adding: “It was interesting. I felt really good, I felt confident. I felt that I could do it again.”
- Mike Tyson
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