A clip of Mike Tyson training as a teenager has gone viral, and everyone is having the same reaction.
He was raised in Brooklyn, New York, but despite his successes, life wasn’t always this comfortable for the professional boxer.
When he was two-years-old, his dad abandoned his family, leaving his mum to raise three children by herself.
Lorna Tyson, the mum-of-three, tragically died when Tyson was just 16.
Speaking to Bleacher Report, he said: “I never saw my mother happy with me and proud of me for doing something.
“She only knew me as being a wild kid running the streets, coming home with new clothes that she knew I didn't pay for.
“I never got a chance to talk to her or know about her.”
After a tough upbringing, Tyson went on to be in the top five in the world and throughout his whole career only lost six fights.
A video clip on X shows Mike at 19 training with a boxing coach, and fans are saying that it was obvious he was going to be a star from such a young age.
One fan on X said: “Pad men don’t get the love they deserve.
“His hands and arms would be numb after a session like this with Tyson.
“These guys are awesome.
“And Tyson, well the guy was a machine.”
Another said: “This was a very scary version of mike.
“It’s the sheer FORCE his punches carry.”
In the video, it is clear that his trainer is being hurt by the punches even through the pads.
We definitely wouldn’t have wanted that job, that’s for sure!
The former heavyweight held the title for ‘baddest man on the planet’, but this week, a fight of two other greats is about to commence.
Tyson Fury is currently 33-0, and without a loss to his name, the fight on Saturday night holds some big stakes.Featured Image Credit: X/Historicvids