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Nearly 15 years after he last appeared in the ring, former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson says he’s in the best shape of his life — and he’s preparing to make a comeback at the age of 53.

Iron Mike made the revelation during an Instagram Live interview with rapper T.I. “I’ve been hitting the mitts for the last week,” Tyson said. “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.”

Tyson went on to say despite his rigorous training regimen, he plans on coming out of retirement only to take part in small-time bouts — at least at first.

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

Katherine Viloria is Beasley Media Group's Fort Myers Digital Content Manager. She loves to write, snap photos, and watch Grey's Anatomy. Connect with her on Instagram @alittlethisalittlekat