Mike Tyson has a brand-new look after losing 140lbs a decade ago.
The 53-year-old former professional boxer was shirtless as he threw punches in the air for a new video shared on Weibo which was filmed in the backyard of his home.
The Hangover actor lost weigh by going vegan, he said in 2013: ‘When I was training for fights – a lot of meat, cheese, bread. I devoured everything besides pork. I used to eat a lot. As I got older I didn’t like the way I was feeling. I had a lot of arthritis, joint problems and I was morbidly obese.’ It was his wife who turned him on to going meat free.
In this new clip Tyson has sculpted arms, abs and an overall slender frame as he shows off a grey beard.
He moves very fast as he throws punches in the air, ducks and then eventually pets his white fluffy dog.
Also this week it was reported Tyson is set to make his wrestling comeback to present the All Elite Wrestling champion with their official title.
The boxer – known as ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson – previously appeared as the special enforcer when ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin defeated Shawn Michaels for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania XIV in 1998.
And on May 23, the boxing legend will make his debut appearance for WWE’s main competitor, All Elite Wrestling (AEW), where he will be on hand to present the inaugural TNT Title to the winner of the company’s tournament.
The news was made official on Wednesday’s episode of ‘AEW Dynamite’, with the final set to see Cody Rhodes take on Lance Archer.
And AEW later confirmed in a tweet: ‘Iron @MikeTyson will be at Double or Nothing to present the #TNTChampionship to the winner of the finals between @CodyRhodes & @LanceHoyt.’
Cody – who is known as the American Nightmare, and whose father was the late Dusty Rhodes – also tweeted the news, writing: ‘It’s been a privilege to compete in this tournament.
‘It’ll be an honor to finish it.
Meanwhile, Mike’s decision to present the championship title at the event comes as the icon has been in talks for a potential comeback fight against Evander Holyfield.
Mike officially stepped back from the ring in 2005, but earlier this week posted a training video on his Instagram account, where he hinted at a return to boxing by saying: ‘I’m back.’
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And 57-year-old Evander – who has been out of the ring himself for almost a decade – responded with his own training clip, seemingly suggesting the pair are planning to go head to head.
Mike previously suffered back-to-back losses to Evander, and infamously bit off part of his opponent’s ear during their second fight in 1997, leading to him being disqualified.
Mike is also an expert on the reefer, as he opened the massive Tyson Ranch to supply all things marijuana-related.
The actor broke ground on a 40-acre plot of land in 2018, after having success with his marijuana company Tyson Holistic Holdings, which was launched in 2016.
The ranch, located in California City, 100 miles north of Los Angeles and 60 miles southwest of Death Valley, already has 20 acres devoted just to growing marijuana, but Mike also plans to introduce a factory to make edibles, as well as an extraction facility, according to Bleacher Report.
Tyson hopes his ranch won’t only be a production facility and a high-end dispensary, but a leader in marijuana tourism.
The facility will eventually feature an amphitheater and the Tyson Cultivation School, which will teach other growers the ins and outs of marijuana cultivation.
He also plans to build a series of cabins and open a campground for ‘glamping,’ a kind of upscale camping with luxurious amenities and hotel-style service.
On an episode of his podcast Hotboxin’ with Tyson from August, he revealed that he and his friends smoke $40K dollars of weed every month, against monthly profits of $500K
Though he’s working on growing his own marijuana empire, the convicted felon also has a penchant for smoking up large swaths of his own stash.
On an episode of his podcast Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson from August, he revealed that he and his friends smoke around $40K dollars of weed every month, against monthly profits of $500K.
His guest, rapper Jim James, seemed stunned by the amount.
‘That’s a lot of weed,’ he said, widening his eyes. ‘That’s nonstop, every second weed right there.’