Iron Mike

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It’s not every day you get to meet your boxing idol. On Tuesday night I came face to face with “Iron” Mike Tyson. It was a great night and even though it was rather expensive, I treat it as a once in a lifetime opportunity and I grabbed it with both hands.


I only found out I had a ticket on Saturday night and the day couldn’t come quick enough. I managed to get two tickets via Twitter from the event organiser. I immediately texted my mate Si and he said yes! We had a great night, I hadn’t seen Si for a few months so it was good to catch up. Si is also fitness mad and we shared gym stories most of the night.


Mike is nearly 50 now and you can obviously see that in the photo, but he still had that 20 year old look in his eyes. The look that he knew he could knock you out within the blink of an eye. He came across very well on the night and seemed very relaxed and happy. It was an amazing opportunity and one I’m glad I went to.


About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.


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