Mike Tyson has used a similar stem cell treatment to the one which Cristiano Ronaldo has utilised to maintain his impressive physique
Heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson has revealed his dramatic transformation which has sparked talks of a return to fighting was helped by a stem cell treatment which fellow sports stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Rafael Nadal have used.
The pricey treatment is said to range between €5,000 (£4,500) and €25,000 (£22,500) and aims to reduce pain and inflammation by increasing the blood flow.
Speaking to rapper LL Cool J on the Rock and Bells Radio Show on SiriusXM, Tyson opened up about the treatment when asked about his mindset for a potential comeback.
“My mind wouldn’t belong to me. My mind would belong to somebody that disliked me enough to break my soul, and I would give them my mind for that period of time”, Tyson said.
“Six weeks of this and I’d be in the best shape I’ve ever dreamed of being in. As a matter of fact, I’m going through that process right now. And you know what else I did, I did stem-cell research.
“As they took the blood it was red and when it came back it was almost transfluid [sic], I could almost see through the blood, and then they injected it in me.
“And I’ve been weird ever since, I’ve got to get balanced now.”
Tyson also described how he would get into peak physical condition in six to eight weeks for a comeback fight.
“Really I would just change my diet and just do cardio work. Cardio has to start, you have to have your endurance to go and do the process of training”, he added.
“So something to do is get in cardio, I would try and get two hours of cardio a day, make sure you get that stuff in. You’re gonna make sure you’re eating the right food.
“For me it’s almost like slave food. Doing what you hate to do but doing it like it’s nothing. Getting up when you don’t want to get up. That’s what it is. It’s becoming a slave to life.
“People think a slave to life is just enjoying drugs and living your life. Being a slave to life means being the best person you can be, being the best you can possibly be, and when you are at the best you can possibly be is when you no longer exist and nobody talks about you. That’s when you’re at your best.”