Mike Tyson almost knocks out trainer during preparations for exhibition fight

Mike Tyson almost knocks out trainer during preparations for exhibition fight

- Mike Tyson has continued gearing up for his exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr

- The 54-year-old is planning to come out of retirement for the first time since 2005

- Tyson however came close to knocking his trainer out with a heavy punch during one of their sessions

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Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is in fine form ahead of his exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr on November 28.

The 54-year-old will come out of retirement for the first time since he retired in 2005 to face Jones in an eight-round non-competitive bout.

Since confirming his return to the rings, Tyson has been training hard to reach a stunning body structure before the date of the fight.

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The legendary boxer is not slowing down as a video clip of his training surfaces online as Tyson was seen smashing the pads of his trainer Rafael Cordeiro.

His trainer would count himself lucky for escaping a knockout from all the power punches from the American, even with a large body pad as reported by Daily Star.

Meanwhile, Jones Jr admitted he probably made a mistake by agreeing to take on Tyson in the exhibition bout.

He said: “He's still Mike Tyson, he's still one of the strongest, most explosive people who ever touched a boxing ring.

If anything, I made a mistake going in with him. He's the bigger guy, he's the explosive guy.

He's going to have all the first-round fireworks, not me. I do have first-round fireworks, but he's known for more first-round fireworks than anybody to ever touch boxing, other than maybe George Foreman.”

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But Tyson is looking forward to the bout, saying: "What fighters and what athletes in general have to overcome is more psychological and mental than it is physical.

Mike Tyson almost knocked trainer out during preparations for exhibition fight
Mike Tyson while attending a red carpet event. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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"You can do all the drills and all the preparation, but if you don't go into a fight mentally controlled … you're going to have a disastrous day. "At the end of the day, I am an entertainer.

"But after they watch this fight, people are going to be very careful not to make jokes about me."

Legit.ng earlier reported that Roy Jones Jr has described Mike Tyson as one of the strongest, most explosive sportsmen ahead of their exhibition fight later this year.

Both retired heavyweight boxers are scheduled to come out of retirement to battle in an unofficial eight-round bout on November 28.

The fight was initially meant to take place at the Dignity Health Sports Park in September, but it was pushed back to attract a greater audience.

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