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Boxing legend Mike Tyson has showed off his remarkable body transformation in another scary teaser video ahead of his boxing comeback.Tyson whipped off his top to show he has not lost his trademark speed and power in an outdoor workout session video first released on Chinese social media site Weibo, The Sun reports.The 53-year-old heavyweight…

Boxing legend Mike Tyson has showed off his remarkable body transformation in another scary teaser video ahead of his boxing comeback.

Tyson whipped off his top to show he has not lost his trademark speed and power in an outdoor workout session video first released on Chinese social media site Weibo, The Sun reports.

The 53-year-old heavyweight legend’s new teaser video comes after he earlier this month broke the internet with a first video that showed him in fierce condition while training inside the ring.

The new video shows Tyson now weighs around 109kg having used time in lockdown to begin training again.

He once tipped the scales at 172kg after retiring, but credits exercise and changing up his diet as his recipe for weight-loss.

From those dark post-career years to now, Tyson has lost a staggering 63kg, more than 140lbs.

He has been putting in the hard yards with MMA coach Rafael Cordeiro and it’s working.

Tyson has previously said his motivation for getting back into shape comes from his family’s battle with obesity.

“My whole family is obese and stuff and that was my goal, not to die that way,” Tyson told digital radio station SiriusXM.

“I didn’t want to die that way. And I respect them and love them, don’t judge them, I just didn’t want to live my life like that. I didn’t want to restrict my life.

“You are what you eat. I don’t eat bread, I don’t eat nothing like carbs, like potatoes. I don’t eat nothing that puts on weight, nothing that has a calorie.

“I eat the things with the least calories possible. Blueberries, fish or something that’s very rare.

“Lately it’s a plant-based diet and I may eat some fish or chicken every month or two. But other than that just plant-based, fruit, and all that stuff. And hard cardio.”

It comes after the iconic puncher announced earlier this month he will make a ring return — 15 years after retiring — to compete in exhibition bouts.

He let his Chinese fans know he bizarrely plans to return to the ring fighting with the spirit of communist dictator Chairman Mao Zedong.

“Hey I’m Mike Tyson, I’m on Weibo now and letting you know there’s a possibility I might come back,’ he says in the video.

“But if I do, I’m going to fight with the spirit of Mao.”

Tyson famously has a tattoo of the former Chinese leader on his right shoulder.

And the latest rumour is that he could have a trilogy fight against fierce old rival Evander Holyfield.

The Real Deal, four years Tyson’s senior at 57, has also announced he will lace the gloves again.

Fellow US heavyweight Shannon Briggs and even Tyson Fury’s dad John are two others who fancy a crack at the man who terrorised heavyweight boxing through the 1980s and 90s.

And padman Cordeiro insisted Tyson, who became the youngest heavyweight champion of all time aged 20 by beating Trevor Berbick in 1986, is still carrying the same power he had during his prime.

He told ESPN journalist Ariel Helwani a couple weeks ago: “He hasn’t hit mitts for almost 10 years. So I didn’t expect to see what I saw.

“I saw a guy with the same speed, same power as guys 21, 22 years old.

“Like I said before, 53-years-old but when he puts his mind to it, his body inside the ring — he changes.

“When you talk about power, I held his right hook and thought, ‘He is going to kill somebody’.

“When I hold mitts, I like to hold them close to my face and the first time, I saw his right hook and I saw my whole life [flash before me].”

Tyson has been training with Cordeiro for three weeks in a row, working on his cardio, pads, and bag work.

— This story originally appeared on thesun.co.uk and has been republished with permission

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