- Karim Benzema helped Real Madrid to the La Liga title with 26 goals
- He has admitted he will try out boxing when he is done with his footballing career
- The Frenchman says he is inspired by the legendary Mike Tyson
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Karim Benzema could possibly fight in the boxing rings after his footballing career as he has admitted he would like to try out the sport, saying he is inspired by Mike Tyson.
Mike Tyson recently released another stunning video of his training session where he again showed incredible speed and punching power.
The former undisputed heavyweight champion is getting closer to making a come back after 15 years of hanging up his gloves.
The Frenchman Benzema says he is ready to fight as he cited Tyson’s determination and attitude and also admitted that he had been a lover of combat sports.
Benzema has just won the La Liga title with Real Madrid as he scored 26 goals at the just-concluded season for Los Blancos to bring his total number of goals at the club to 248.
He has spent 11 years with the Spanish outfit, although he is not considering retirement at the moment, he has vowed to try out boxing after football.
“I get a thrill out of combat sports, and I love to train. Once my football career is over, why don't I train with you for six months?” Benzema told kickboxing pal Fouad Ezbiri on YouTube.
"Then, if you think I am ready for a fight, there's no problem as far as I'm concerned. I'm up for it."
And he went on to reveal that Mike Tyson, the youngest ever heavyweight champion who is preparing for a comeback, is an inspiration.
Benzema added: "It's his strength. I have always admired his presence, his determination and attitude.
"Besides, he has come from nowhere."
Legit.ng earlier reported that former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has sent a warning message to his opponent Roy Jones Jr ahead of their proposed eight-round fight in Califonia in September.
The 54-year-old will come out of retirement for the first time in 15 years to face-off with fellow American icon who retired in 2018.
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