Current IBF, IBO and WBO boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, has voiced his support for the return of boxing legend Mike Tyson aka ‘Iron Mike’ to the boxing ring at the age of 53. Tyson revealed early this month that he will be making a return to the ring to raise money for charity and has been uploading footage of his training routine.
This week he also uploaded a video on Chinese social media app Weibo showing his punching speed, chiseled abs and well toned body.
The 53-year-old, looking the fittest he has been in years, showed that he still possesses much of the speed and explosive power that made him the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history.
Anthony Joshua, who currently holds the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles, says ‘Iron Mike’ was his idol growing up and would relish his return to the sport.
“If he’s back in the ring then I would love to see it, I would definitely be one of the viewers that’s for sure,” Joshua told British GQ. “That’s the man who got me [into boxing].