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Mike Tyson claims being fat shamed ‘helped’ him make incredible body transformation ahead of Roy Jones Jr fight

MIKE TYSON says ‘fat-shaming’ inspired him to complete his stunning body transformation.

The Baddest Man on the Planet lost an astonishing SIX STONE.

Mike Tyson is looking in fantastic condition
Tyson says ‘fat-shaming’ inspired him to lose weight and fight again
Iron Mike gears up for his ring return next Saturday in California
You can see in Tyson’s face how much weight he has lost in lockdown

He said: “If somebody’s with me, I find out he thought I was a fat motherf***er and didn’t tell me, I wouldn’t be his friend no more.

“You say body shaming hurts some people, it helps me. I never looked at it as fat shaming.”

Former undisputed heavyweight champion Iron Mike, one of the greatest boxers of all-time, is set to fight Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition match.

The 54-year-old has blamed booze and cocaine binges for his weight gain.

The big man at a photo shoot at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008

But he has put himself through an incredible fitness regime to take off the weight – and looks in stunning shape.

Tyson had piled on the pounds with cocaine and booze binges

Tyson and Jones will meet in California next Saturday in an eight-round exhibition match.

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Overweight Mike Tyson back in 2000 training in Nevada

Iron Mike, who owns a 40-acre cannabis farm in California, has had a career dogged in controversy.

He was convicted of raping a beauty pageant contestant in 1992 and was jailed for three years.

Tyson bit part of Evander Holyfield’s ear off in their clash in 1997.

The New York pugilist blew his £330million fortune and was declared bankrupt in 2003.

But he has worked hard on his image physically and mentally and is now in the greatest shape he has been in since the late 1980s.

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