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Mike Tyson, 53, wants to return to boxing for an awesome reason

Jesse Reed
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Iron Mike could be returning to the ring. Mike Tyson is mulling a return to boxing at the age of 53, and he’s got a fantastic reason in mind.

Mike Tyson wants to box again to raise money for charities

In an Instagram Live interview with T.I. Harris, Tyson explained why he might return to the ring (h/t Bleacher Report): “I want to go to the gym and get in shape to be able to box three- or four-round exhibitions for some charities,” Tyson said.

Even though he’s a decade-and-a-half removed from his last pro venture into the ring, Tyson still has incredibly fast hands and packs a wallop of a punch.

Mike Tyson, the legend

The former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world was absolutely savage and utterly unstoppable during his heyday. He earned a 44-6-2 record as a pro boxer. Tyson was famously undefeated (37-0) before Buster Douglas shocked the world by defeating him with a 10th round knockout in 1990.

If he were to return for some exhibition matches to raise money for charity, no doubt his audience would be vast.