Boxing legend Mike Tyson is back, and he wants the world to know it.
After posting a five-second teaser video highlighting his new training regimen a little over a week ago, the 53-year old legend released a longer clip to emphasize his anticipated comeback efforts.
“I’m back,” Tyson said to close out the 21-second clip of vicious blows with his trainer.
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This comes just a week after fellow boxing legend Evander Holyfield told TMZ Sports that he’s also planning on a comeback at 57 years old.
“The champ is back,” Holyfield told TMZ Sports. “I’d like to announce that I will be making a comeback to the ring. … I will be fighting in exhibition matches for a great cause.”
Holyfield says his comeback will be to raise money for the #Unite4OurFight campaign, which “aims to provide students the resources they need for emotional development and education.”
Tyson said in a recent interview that his goal is to get back in fighting shape for a three- or four-round exhibition for charity, adding that he wants to help raise money for those dealing with some of the same struggles he faced throughout his career and in the time after.
“I want to go to the gym and get in shape to be able to box 3 or 4 round exhibitions for some charities and stuff,” Tyson said, per TMZ Sports. “Some charity exhibitions, make some money, help some homeless and drug-affected motherf**kers like me.”
Tyson hasn’t participated in a professional fight since 2005, but the boxing legend did manage a 50-6-2 record over the course of his career. Meanwhile, Holyfield finished his career with a 44-10-2 as a professional, including two victories over Tyson.
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