Jamie Foxx has been confirmed to be playing Mike Tyson in a new biopic and, predictably, he is now absolutely shredded after bulking up for the role...
Mike Tyson is one of the most iconic boxers of all time.
via: GettyHe began his career with nineteen consecutive knockouts; he won his first thirty-seven fights and was the heavyweight champion of the world at the ripe age of twenty years old. It's needless to say that he is one of the biggest names in the world of boxing.
Though he has now hung up his boxing gloves.
He has been criticized in the past...
But Tyson began turning his life around...
via: GettyAfter years of substance abuse, Tyson now admits to using medicinal marijuana to relieve his muscle pain. Having found his new passion, in 2016, the former heavyweight champion launched "Tyson Holistic," which sells a number of marijuana products and merchandise.
He wanted to educate people on the healing properties of cannabis.interview, Tyson explained, "I’ve been fighting for over 20 years, and my body has a lot of wear and tear. I had two surgeries and I used marijuana to calm my nerves, and it would take the pain away … But before, they had me on those opiates, and those opiates had me all screwed up".
And he believes that cannabis can cure other drug addictions.
Introducing: Tyson Ranch.
It covers 407 acres in Southern California.
via: GettyTyson hasn't wasted any time in cashing in on the state's recent legalization. California is the 6th state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. California's mayor, Jennifer Wood, is apparently thrilled with the project and has claimed that it will be a "rebirth" of what California City once was.
But don't worry, it's all legal.
Though Tyson Ranch isn't all about the profit.
Tyson also aims to help veterans.
via: GettyTyson's existing brand, Tyson Holistics, is comprised mainly of veteran employees. Tyson explained, “I’m a big fan of veterans and I think they’ve given a lot to our country and we should give some back in return … Especially with all of the addiction that many of them come back with".
And it aims to enlighten the rest of the world.
However, this relaxed new lifestyle doesn't seem to have slowed the former boxer down too much.
The fifty-three-year-old has been keeping himself in great shape...
It's safe to say that this man has lived a life that we could only dream of living...
The project has been in the works for years now...
via: GettyAnd it has been reported that the biopic will relive Tyson's provocative and turbulent life.
And the actor brave enough to step into the shoes of Mike Tyson?
via: GettyNone other than Jamie Foxx, of course!
Foxx has spoken about how eager he is to get the ball rolling for the biopic, which is yet to be named.
via: Getty"We want to show everybody evolves," Foxx said to PEOPLE. "I think when we lay the layer of Mike Tyson in this story, I think everybody from young and old will be able to understand this man's journey."
Foxx has been mentally preparing for the role of a lifetime...
During a recent episode of Catching Up with Mark Birnbaum, the actor revealed how he's transforming his body to look just like Tyson.He says he has a daily workout regimen of sixty pull-ups, sixty dips, and 100 push-ups. "It's changing the body. Top half."
As for the lower body? There's a different plan for that.
via: Getty"I ain't got no legs, I ain't got no calf muscles so we're gonna have to get some prosthetics for that," he explained.
He said he'll be 216 pounds when shooting begins, which will be as the role of a younger Tyson...
via: GettyAnd when he'll transition into an older Tyson, he'll balloon to 225-230 which will look like 250 on-screen.