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Mike Tyson has shown off his remarkable body transformation in preparation for a return to the boxing ring to raise money for charity in four-round exhibition fights, but the question remains... just who will 'Iron Mike' face?

The former heavyweight champion, who hasn't fought professionally in more than 15 years, was seen using his famed knockout power on the pads with his new trainer, MMA coach Rafael Cordeiro, in preparation for his comeback.  

Given the notoriety that comes with Tyson, there are plenty of boxers that will be looking to take on the former heavyweight champion during these charity bouts but Cordeiro insists his charge will be ready.  

Mike Tyson has shown off his remarkable body transformation at 53-years-old in a bid to return

Mike Tyson has shown off his remarkable body transformation at 53-years-old in a bid to return

His trainer believes the heavyweight needs just six months before he can fight again, as he added: 'It's not a joke.'

Cordeiro claims he has the 'same speed, same power' that saw him defeat both Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis all those years ago.  

Both of those fighters have previous with Tyson that they may look to avenge for.  

Tyson bit Holyfield's ear in their rematch in 1997 before he went on to make a series of inflammatory remarks towards Lewis.  

And so with Tyson, once named the 'Baddest Man on the Planet', unlikely to be short of potential opponents, Sportsmail looks at the careers of the top five contenders that could face him in the coming months. 

Tyson (left) took to social media to demonstrate he still possesses frightening hand speed

Tyson (left) took to social media to demonstrate he still possesses frightening hand speed

Now 53, the American hopes to return to the ring for a four-round exhibition bout for charity

Now 53, the American hopes to return to the ring for a four-round exhibition bout for charity

Sportmail's back page after the infamous 'Bite Fight' between Tyson and Evander Holyfield back in June 1997

Sportmail's back page after the infamous 'Bite Fight' between Tyson and Evander Holyfield back in June 1997

Evander Holyfield - 57

Former rivals, Holyfield and Tyson have made history during their previous bouts.

A series of fights with Tyson led to the infamous ear bite that shocked the boxing world. 

In June 1997, Tyson sank his teeth into Holyfield's right ear, gnawed off several inches of cartilage and spat that grisly mouthful onto the canvas.

Holyfield, who has announced his plans for a comeback of his own, revealed he was ready to bite Tyson back in that infamous bout.

'I was getting ready to bite the daylights out of him and I was going to bite his face!' he told Joe Rogan on the UFC analyst's podcast.

'When you're from the ghetto, they say that when you have something done to you, you've got to do it worse back.'

So, the confrontation appears to still stir up plenty of emotion on Holyfield's behalf and the two may be reunited in the ring once again for what could be an epic battle. 

During their first fight in 1996, Holyfield landed 110 power punches, which was the most Tyson had faced from an opponent at that point, leading him to an 11th round knockout. 

Tyson famously bit a chunk out of Holyfield's ear in the third round of their rematch in 1997

Tyson famously bit a chunk out of Holyfield's ear in the third round of their rematch in 1997

The pair have long-since made up, with Tyson inducting Holyfield into the Boxing Hall of Fame

The pair have long-since made up, with Tyson inducting Holyfield into the Boxing Hall of Fame

Lennox Lewis - 54

Lewis was a three-time world heavyweight champion, having also held the lineal heavyweight title. 

He retired

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