Mike Tyson: Future as a Trainer?

Vitali SCorrespondent IOctober 3, 2011

WALSALL, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 18:  Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson waves to fans as he arrives in Bloxwich, Walsall, West Midlands on November 18, 2005. Tyson, who is well known for his love of pigeons dropped in to the home of pigeon fancier Horace Watts on route to Birmingham, England for a hotel dinner boxing event.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Most have anticipated and hoped for the ring legend ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson (50,-6-0) to get back into boxing in some way.

It has been a long time since Tyson fought, and the talks of his comeback have been shrinking by the minute. These days, everyone is fully aware that Tyson will not get back inside the ring as a fighter.

Despite him retiring indefinitely from the sport as a boxer, his training career might take off. We have been hearing speculations about Tyson wanting to become a trainer, but there has not been any solid proof provided yet to support this theory.

Go ahead and watch the video of Mike Tyson training a kid named Tim Malano at the Mandalay Bay.

While this video doesn’t show much, it could still be the beginning to something more serious and permanent to come. In the video, Tyson seems to know what he is doing, holding the pads and giving Malano advice.

As far as evaluating the potential of Tyson becoming a full time coach, I think it would be a very successful gig. Maybe Tyson would not be great with holing the pads or strategizing, but as far as boxing advice, who wouldn’t trust the student of the legendary trainer Cus D’Amato.

I think it would be very exciting to see Tyson working a corner and possibly even molding his own world champion. Plenty of former boxers have become successful trainers, and having Tyson be one of them will really add to the sport.