Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has been warned his planned return to boxing could spell doom for him.
At 53, Tyson’s impressive speed and ferocity in filmed pad workouts have fuelled the speculation that he is on the verge of a return into the squared ropes.
Rafael Cordeiro, the trainer holding the pads during Tyson’s workout said: “The power is different level. I didn’t expect to see what I saw – I saw a guy with the same speed, the same power as a guy who is 21-, 22-years-old.”
However, the last time someone was punching back Tyson quit on his stool against Kevin McBride in his last bout in 2005.
And speaking on 5 Live Boxing Bunce said: “There are probably hundreds of men above 14 stone that are boxing around the world that would easily beat Tyson now.
“That’s the truth. Unless he fights another 53-year-old where they are both walking through treacle, after a minute it will be horrible.
“It comes to some fighters at 24 and some at 34; they realise inside they haven’t got it. Then the longer they are away from the sport, they start to forget that feeling they had when realised they didn’t have it.”
Bunce added:”Tyson can have 20 years out of the gym and look sensational when he loses two stone with a man making him look good on the pads. I can assure you, within 30 seconds of a real fight with anything like real gloves on, no matter what the opposition is in the other corner, he will become a 53-year-old man again.
“It’s boxing, you don’t play this. It’s serious.”