Mike Tyson Still Got Moves

53-Year-Old Mike Tyson’s Still Got the Moves

It’s been almost 15 years since Mike Tyson fought his last professional fight. Then, Kevin McBride handed the now 53-year-old boxer a TKO in the sixth round. He may have lost that bout, but he’s still got plenty of moves that can put younger boxers to shame.

A video of Tyson putting on a masterclass on boxing surfaced on Twitter and has already garnered more than 1.7 million views with over 91,000 likes. Tyson, who is sporting a beard with more white than black and a wardrobe that says dad more than boxing champ (he was wearing a pair of jeans, a polo shirt, and shoes), showed an incredible speed as he demonstrated punches in response to a question from rising mixed martial arts star Ottman Azaitar.

The video was shot at Tyson’s ranch, where the pair were discussing striking. The video shows Tyson getting into a crouching position with his hands up before jumping left and pivoting to set up a flurry of punches and elbows. Not quite done, the former champ turns and throws a punch at what would be his opponent’s mid-section.

All this after admitting to Joe Rogan on his podcast that he has stopped training altogether.

Tyson won his first heavyweight title at just 20 years of age. From there, he accumulated 50 wins with 44 knockouts. While Tyson put on a display of skill in the video, and there’s no doubt that he knows what he is doing, what he was best known for was his incredible power. YouTube is awash with videos putting that incredible power on display.

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Tyson has moved on from that career, however, and is now focused on his podcast as well as his marijuana business, which he says pulls in around USD$500,000 of weed each month in dispensaries throughout California and Las Vegas.

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