Boxing: NZ's Shane Cameron keen to welcome Mike Tyson back to boxing ring

The boxing world is abuzz with excitement over Mike Tyson's potential return, after a social media video showed the former world heavyweight champion in imperious form, as he hit training pads.

The 53-year-old has been training for the past three weeks with renowned mixed martial arts coach Rafael Cordeiro, who's convinced Tyson could fight again. 

"Give him six months, Mike can come back and fight against anyone," says Cordeiro. "I saw a guy with the same speed, same power as guys who are 21, 22 years old."

But retired Kiwi heavyweight Shane Cameron has his doubts. 

Cameron sparred with Tyson in 2005 and believes exhibition bouts are a more realistic prospect, depending on the opponent.

"You can look good on the pads, like he did the other day," Cameron has told Newshub. 

"But it's certainly totally different once you get in there and someone's throwing punches at you.

"Against the young guns of the heavyweight division today, it'd certainly be a bit of a mismatch."

Regardless, Cameron, 42, said he'd jump at the opportunity to come out of retirement himself and welcome Tyson back to the ring.

"I'd do it mate," Cameron exclaims. "I'm a bit younger than him, but heck yes, mate, I wouldn't sneeze at that."

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