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In this week’s Fight Talk, we take a look at how a five-second video of Mike Tyson striking the pads ended up being a viral hit, Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren’s variations about the only time they’ve crossed courses, Tyson Fury saying he’ll battle on up until 40 and Liam Smith on why he won’t chase a bout with Kell Brook.
There’s just one location to begin today.
On 22 November 1986, ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson, aged 20, became the youngest ever heavyweight world champ by knocking out Trevor Berbick.
More than 33 years later on, he can most likely still boast that he is the ‘baddest man on world’.
Tyson, 53, is living proof that class is long-term after he shared an amazing video of him working the pads.
In case you missed it, here it is … (warning, you’ll probably discover yourself a little winded just by watching those 2 lefts to the body) …
Speed, power, ferociousness; simply a five-second clip however it unsurprisingly became a viral hit.
Celebrities from boxing, MMA and home entertainment were fast to voice their appreciation.
Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson commented: “To the fitness center I go,” while UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov put simply: “Can’t think it. This is another level.”
Movie star Will Smith called him “my hero”, and podcast king Joe Rogan used some more vibrant language to reveal his excitement.
Here are some more responses to the video …
So why has Tyson laced up the gloves? Well, it’s not just for show.
In an Instagram deal with rapper T.I. he exposed he is preparing a go back to the ring for charity.
” I have actually been hitting the mitts for the last week,” Tyson stated.
” I desire to go to the health club and get in shape to be able to box 3 or four-round exhibits for some charities and things.”
Normally, a previous world champ revealing his return to the ring when in his fifties wouldn’t go down too well with boxing enthusiasts.
However those on Twitter think the bigger issue for Tyson would be finding a ready dance partner …
And Wales’ former cruiserweight world champ Enzo Maccarinelli is not so eager either …
‘ Eddie Hearn didn’t wink at me’
Lockdown makes us consider some of the larger concerns in life, such as did Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn actually wink at his Queensbury Promotions counterpart Frank Warren outside a London restaurant, or not?
Remarkably, two of the biggest gamers in British boxing have never ever in fact met and even had a conversation.
Hearn has revealed that the one time he ran into Warren was on a London street, after he had just signed a brand-new tv deal with Sky.
” As I have actually searched for in front of me, 10 yards in front of me, is Frank outside a dining establishment on the phone,” Hearn told Sky Sports.
” And it was one of those actually awkward moments where it resembled, do we shake hands?
” He sort of looked at me, I looked at him and I went, [winks] ‘All right, Frank.'”
Warren validated to the Boxing Social that the quick encounter did take place, however added: “He sort of seemed to go even more and even more across the pavement as he walked past. He didn’t wink at me, that’s for sure. There was no winking.”
As fans make their own mind up about ‘Winkgate,’ there are some who still can’t think the two have never ever really spoken to each other, however would love to see them interact …
Fury wishes to fight up until he’s 40
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