The hype for Mike Tyson’s return to the ring continues to grow, one wild training video at a time.
In the most recent clip, the 54-year-old once known as the “baddest man on the planet” nearly takes a trainer’s head off with a powerful right hook.
“Precision!” Rafael Cordeiro of Kings MMA in California captioned the video on Instagram. Judging by the lighthearted caption, Cordeiro seems to be OK after the big blow.
Tyson is scheduled to face Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition bout on Nov. 28 in Carson City, Calif. But it may be hard for Tyson to hold back.
“My definition of fun is broken eye sockets, broken jaw, broken ribs. That’s fun to me,” Tyson said last month on “The Dan Patrick Show” when asked how much fun he wanted to have with the fight.
Jones Jr., 51, recently wondered if he made the right decision agreeing to the fight.
“He’s still Mike Tyson, he’s still one of the strongest, most explosive people who ever touched a boxing ring,” Jones told Sky Sports. “If anything, I made a mistake going in with him. He’s the bigger guy, he’s the explosive guy. He’s going to have all the first-round fireworks, not me. I do have first-round fireworks, but he’s known for more first-round fireworks than anybody to ever touch boxing, other than maybe George Foreman. With him having the first-round fireworks, he’ll be against a guy smaller than him, maybe 40, 50 pounds smaller than him.”