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Mike Tyson has bizarrely promised to return with the 'spirit of Chairman Mao' if he makes a comeback to boxing in a video showing off his impressive hand speed:
Boxing legend Tyson, 53, recently made shock waves with a video showing off his training for an unlikely comeback and he has added more fuel to the fire in a video announcing his return to the Chinese social media platform Weibo.
In the video, a topless Tyson says: "Hey I'm Mike Tyson, I'm on Weibo now, I'll let you know there's a possibility I might come back, but if I do I'm going to fight with the spirit of Mao."
He then flexes his right arm, where he has a tattoo of the former Chinese dictator, before throwing a series of his trademark power punches with impressive speed.
His display is cut short when his fluffy white dog (Mars) jumps up at him next to a swimming pool and Tyson bursts into a smile before asking the person recording how the clip looked. Classic influencer right there.
Weibo users were quick to comment on the boxer's clip, which has received over 1.4 million views, with one fan writing: "'I'll fight with the spirit of Mao.' Mike Tyson has a portrait of Chairman Mao on his right shoulder."
Another added: "I'll call [Hong Kong actor and martial artist] Donnie Yen for you," while a third commented: "He may have gained a few years, but he looks a lot kinder than before."
Tyson now has 1.4 million followers on the platform. His profile picture features a cartoon version of his face with an ear in his mouth, a reference to him biting off a chunk of Evander Holyfield's ear in their infamous 1997 rematch.
Earlier this month, the former world champion showed off his impressive physique, speed and vicious power as he trained alongside Muay Thai coach Rafael Cordeiro.
Iron Mike hasn't been in the boxing ring professionally for 15 years but has been ramping up his training recently - and posting it on to social media for us all to see.
A clip posted last week seems to properly hint at a comeback - it sees the boxing legend announcing 'I'm back', just as the 25-second video comes to an end.
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