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Tyson training

By Vitali Shaposhnikov: Most have anticipated and hoped for the ring legend ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson (50-6-0) to get back into boxing in some or other way. It has been a long time since Tyson fought, and the talks of his comeback have been shrinking by the minute. These days, everyone is fully away that Tyson will not get back inside the ring as a fighter.

Despite him retiring indefinitely from the sport as a boxer, his training career might take off. We have been hearing all kinds of speculations about Tyson wanting to become a trainer, but no solid proof has yet been provided.

Well here is a video of Mike Tyson training a kid named Tim Malano at the Mandalay Bay. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVSvS51vrEM&feature=player_embedded#)
While this video doesn’t show much, still it could be a beginning to something more serious and permanent to come. In the video, Tyson seems to know what he is doing, holding the pads and giving Malano advice.

As far as evaluating the potential of Tyson becoming a full time coach, I think it would be a very successful gig. Maybe Tyson would not be great with holing the pads or strategizing, but as far as boxing advice, who wouldn’t trust the student of the legendary trainer Cus D’Amato.

I think it would be very exciting to see Tyson working a corner and possibly even molding his own world champion. Plenty of former boxers have become successful trainers, and having Tyson be one of them will really add to the sport.

Article posted on 03.10.2011



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