Mike Tyson is back in training as he prepares for charity exhibition events

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Boxing icon Mike Tyson has begun training so he can return to the ring for a number of exhibition fights.

The American heavyweight has not fought in the ring since he retired in 2005 with a record of 50 wins and just six losses.

Throughout a controversial career, Tyson won 44 of his bouts by knock-out - two fights ended by no contest.

It might be well over a decade since he hung up his gloves but Tyson could well return to the ring in order to take part in charity fights.

Talking on an Instagram Live, the former undisputed world champion said he is training in order to make a return to the sport.

He said: “I’ve been hitting the mitts for the last week. That’s been tough, my body is really jacked up and really sore from hitting the mitts”

“I’ve been working out, I’ve been trying to get in the ring, I think I’m going to box some exhibitions and get in shape.

“I want to go to the gym and get in shape to be able to box three or four-round exhibitions for some charities and stuff.

“Some charity exhibitions, make some money, help some homeless and drug-affected motherf****** like me.”

Discussing his current gym routine he said: “I do two hours on cardio, I do the bike and the treadmill for an hour, then I do some light weights, 300, 250 reps.

“Then I start my day with the boxing thing, I go in there and hit the mitts, 30 minutes, 25 minutes, start getting in better condition.

“I’m starting to put those combinations together. I’m in pain, I feel like three guys kicked the s*** out of me.”

Tyson became the youngest person to win a heavyweight title when he took the belt aged just 20 years, four months and 22 days old.

The 33-year-old has not fought since being beaten by Kevin McBride in the final bout of his professional career.

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