Rumors abound that actor Jamie Foxx has been tapped to play boxing legend Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic. In the meantime, vintage footage has been discovered, showing the champion at age 15.
Tyson as a teenager can already be seen shadowboxing with the speed and strength of a future professional. Tyson commented, “Jamie Foxx is going to do a movie about me. I know you are going to say, ‘Well Jamie’s almost older than you. How is he going to play you?’ “There was a movie called ‘Benjamin Button.’ Remember that movie, ‘Benjamin Button’? They have a new gadget where they can make him younger, like they made Brad Pitt younger. So Jamie’s going to look younger. He’s going to go do some steroids, eat some pork, some potatoes and do all that stuff, lift some weights.”
Check out a quick and brutal fight between 15-year-old Tyson and Joe Cortez: