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Mike Tyson – Back In the 80s

Mike Tyson – the man, the eternal boxing legend. At only 18 years old, at the height of the spandex fitness frenzy in the 80s, Tyson made his debut in the world of professional boxing. He gets in the ring. The match starts. Then, bang! He defeats Hector Mercedes via a first-round TKO. Two years later, at 20 years old, he became the youngest-ever heavyweight champion in the books. The rest is history (which, by the way, is wracked with trouble).


Naturally, in addition to being one of boxing’s undisputed champs, Tyson is a fitness monster. Already, in the late 80s, news of his grueling workout routine surfaced. It consisted of 200 sit-ups, 50 dips, 50 push-ups, 50 shrugs with weights, ten times a day, six days a week. No wonder he’s absolutely jacked. This is one dude we definitely would not want to get in the ring with.

Mike Tyson – Today

Where is Mike Tyson today and what is he up to? That’s a question that has controversial answers. After the 80s, it seems to be that Tyson was having difficulties in his personal life, which in turn led him to train less vigorously. In a 1990 match, his opponent, Buster Douglas got the best of him and knocked him out and won. In the following years, Tyson made a comeback but soon ran into trouble with the law.

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After spending a few years in prison, he made another comeback. Throughout the 90s, Tyson’s boxing career was stable, and he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. These days, Tyson, at 53, makes appearances all over the place, including in the movie The Hangover. Further, there have been several documentaries made about him, and he is even the lead cartoon character in Mike Tyson Mysteries.