He has yet to provide any further details, but as someone who’s spent years of his life watching one too many Roy Jones Juniors not know when to hang it up, I’m reluctant to see Iron Mike return to the ring. In the twilight of his career, he already embarrassed himself against the likes of Danny Williams and Kevin McBride, and does anyone really want to see the one-time Baddest Man on the Planet survive a global pandemic just to get his ass whooped by Father Time?

An even older Evander Holyfield announced his intention to return to the ring last week for some exhibition bouts, despite the fact he last fought in 2011 and may or may not even have an ear lobe anymore, and Mike seems hell-bent on following suit.


“I’ve been working out, I’ve been trying to get in the ring, I think I’m going to box some exhibitions and get in shape,” he told T.I. recently on Hotboxin. “I want to go to the gym and get in shape to be able to box three or four-round exhibitions for some charities and stuff.”

He then broke down his training regimen.

“I do two hours on cardio, I do the bike and the treadmill for an hour, then I do some light weights, 300, 250 reps,” he said. “Then I start my day with the boxing thing, I go in there and hit the mitts, 30 minutes, 25 minutes, start getting in better condition.”


I guess at this point all we can do is wait and see what happens, but while Will Smith once famously stated “I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson,” it’s entirely possible that 31 years later he might finally be able to follow through on that threat.