Jamie Foxx Bulks Up to Play Mike Tyson ... Reveals 'Iron Mike' Bod

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Jamie Foxx is BECOMING Mike Tyson -- he's got the voice down ... and now he's showing off his yoked out body!!

Foxx is starring in an upcoming biopic about the boxing legend -- he'll play both young Mike and older Mike. He's been working on the project for years.

But, the production seems to be picking up steam -- and during a recent episode of "Catching Up with Mark Birnbaum," Jamie revealed how he's transforming his body to look just like Tyson.

So, how's he doing it?

Foxx says he has a daily workout regimen of 60 pull ups, 60 dips, 100 push ups ... "It's changing the body. Top half."

As for lower body? There's a different plan for that.

"I ain't got no legs, I ain't got no calf muscles so we're gonna have to get some prosthetics for that."

Foxx says he'll be 216 pounds when shooting begins (he starts as young Mike) -- and then to play Old Mike, he'll "balloon to 225, 230 which will look like 250 on screen."

Jamie's been super excited about the project for years -- and even previewed the opening scene on HOT 97 back in 2015.

Mike Tyson Floyd Will Be Great Trainer ... Boxing Is His Life!!!


Mike Tyson says if Floyd Mayweather wants to be the best trainer alive, he'll be the best trainer ... telling TMZ Sports boxing's Floyd's life, and TMT will CRUSH IT on the other side of the mitts.

Remember, Floyd revealed his newest passion earlier this month ... saying he's using his knowledge to help the next generation of boxers.

We spoke with one of the best to ever do it -- Iron Mike -- who says it's rare for a boxing superstar to successfully transition to training ... but Floyd's different than your average former champ.

"Mostly, the guy that's the great trainer is not the great fighter and that's why he becomes the great trainer," Tyson tells us.

So, what separates Floyd from the rest?

"I give Floyd a good chance because Floyd's a gym rat, that's all he does."

"You see him in the club for one week but he's in the gym every day for 25 years. Even when he goes out and party, he's back in the gym the next day. He does it in his sleep, this is what he do."

FYI, there's a track record in the Mayweather family. Money's longtime trainer and uncle -- Roger Mayweather -- was a 2-weight boxing champion who flawlessly transitioned into his role as Floyd's coach ... before passing away in March.

Tyson points out Floyd is ALWAYS in shape and could be ready to fight at any time (Hi, Conor!) ... and that discipline is what separates Mayweather from everyone else.

"His lifestyle is predictable to a long duration athletic range."

If Tyson says it ... we ain't gonna disagree.


Tony Ferguson Makes Weight for Postponed UFC 249 Fight ... Conor Not Impressed


11:46 AM PT -- Count Conor McGregor as unimpressed by Ferguson's weight cut ... he just blasted the UFC star on social media, saying, "Hahahajaj. You will be bet to the absolute nucleus pulposus when I get you, kid."

UFC star Tony Ferguson has cut his weight all the way down to 155 lbs -- which would be GREAT ... if the fight wasn't postponed!!!

Remember, Tony was supposed to fight Justin Gaethje in the main event at UFC 249 this weekend for the interim lightweight title (155 pounds).

But the April 18 fight was called off and Dana White is now looking at rebooking the event for May 9th.

Despite all those facts, Tony Ferguson has decided to continue his pre-fight training AS IF the fight were to happen on Saturday ... weight cut and all.

T-Ferg even hit the scale Friday morning to prove how serious he is about his process -- and yeah, it's a perfect 155 lbs.

The issue, of course, is that Tony will likely have to repeat the weight cutting process again next month if the UFC gets the green light to hold the event ... and that's A LOT of stress to put on your body in a short amount of time.

That said, it's still super impressive and shows how badly Tony wants the fight.

Stay safe, stay hungry -- and hopefully, we'll get to see the title fight we've all been waiting for sometime soon!

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Floyd Mayweather I'm A Boxing Trainer Now ... Gonna Be The Best!!!


Floyd Mayweather is taking his talents to the other side of the mitts -- TBE says he's decided to become a boxing trainer ... and he's gunning to be the BEST.

Money sent out a heartfelt message on his new endeavor on Friday ... saying he's been inspired to help others find greatness through the sport in wake of his Uncle Roger's passing.

Of course, Roger was a legendary trainer ... and is credited for turning Floyd into the 50-0 boxing megastar he is today.

Floyd says he's going to use the downtime created by the coronavirus pandemic to help others fall in love with the sport the same way he did.

"In a time where we must distance ourselves from others, it has allowed me to reflect on how I want to make a difference in people lives and help them achieve their goals."

Floyd's first clients?? His oldest son, Koraun, and his nephew, Chris ... who could someday carry on the family legacy.

"It has become a goal of mine to help others reach the best versions of themselves and walk with it in confidence."

Floyd continued ... "I want to do my part on this Earth and allow people to see the potential in themselves so that they can share it with the world."

Floyd makes his ambitions clear -- this isn't just a hobby ... he wants to go down as a legendary boxing trainer, just like his uncle.

"But I promise you, I will be one of the best trainers in the world."

Floyd's entire explanation is powerful ... and you can read it below.

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UFC's Aljamain Sterling Turning Quarantine Home Into Training Gym ... It's Dope!


UFC star Aljamain Sterling -- the #2 ranked bantamweight in the world -- says he's sick and tired of shadowboxing during quarantine ... so he's turning his house into an MMA gym!

It's actually pretty dope ... Funk Master has a bunch of handy roommates and they're all teaming up to renovate their Long Island pad into a prime training center.

The 30-year-old busted out (and disinfected) a bunch of old mats and equipment -- and even installed insulation in the walls -- so they can get back to doing what they love to do ... fighting.

"MMA training and working out, it's my life, it's my sanity ... if we can have somewhere where it's the same training partners training and that would be our quarantine training partners, so be it."

Sterling also wants to set the record straight about rumors he accepted a fight with Cory Sandhagen in May -- saying it's absolutely NOT TRUE.

Alja says it all has to do with his limited training resources. In other words, he wants to make sure he's in the absolute best shape to fight a tough opponent like Cory ... and with the pandemic in full swing, it limits his ability to level up.

"For me to take a fight against a guy ranked #4 in the world and not have the proper training is like a guy going to work doing construction without all of his tools. Like, how do you expect to get the job done?"

He added, "I would love to fight ... but right now's not the time. I want a proper training camp so I can really f**k somebody up."

"I didn't work this hard to become #2 in the world to just lose a stupid fight over ego and pride ... it's just stupid."

Rebel Wilson So Long, Fat Amy!!! ... Flaunts Fit New Look

Rebel Wilson's gonna make it hard for "Pitch Perfect 4" (y'know it's gonna happen) producers to cast her as Fat Amy again, because she's shedding some serious weight.

The "Cats" star -- sorry, we had to mention that -- has been focused on her health and weight-loss for awhile now, and these new images of her putting in work at the gym ... show the progress is real in 2020.

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Rebel's been sharing her progress for the last 10 months, and even credits the filming of "Cats" for aiding her weight loss. So, there IS a silver lining to that disaster.

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On January 2 she put herself all the way out there, saying ... "Okay so for me 2020 is going to be called “The Year of Health.” Rebel vowed to get exercise and avoid sugar and junk food and added, "Who’s with me in making some positive changes this year?"

Looks like Wilson's sticking to her plan so far, and her “transformation trainer,” Jono Castano, says she's been doing it 7 days a week.

We know it's barely 3 weeks, but kudos to Rebel -- that's forever in New Year's resolutions time.

Antonio Brown Starts Boxing Training Amid Logan Paul Fight Talks


We're getting closer to an Antonio Brown vs. Logan Paul boxing match!!!

Check out this footage of the unemployed NFL star hitting the mitts in a boxing gym in footage AB posted on Tuesday.

The interesting part is the video was re-posted by DAZN, the live sports streaming service that carried the Logan Paul vs. KSI fight in November.

Paul already told us his camp had begun official talks with Antonio Brown to get a fight on the books -- and now it seems like DAZN could be seriously interested in getting a deal done.

As for his training, Brown's physique looks incredible but it's clear he needs real work in the ring to compete with Paul, who's already got 2 fights under his belt ... and looked pretty good in the KSI rematch.

Paul says he's dead serious about fighting AB and thinks it would be a great opportunity for the 31-year-old wideout to refocus his life while he's persona non grata in the NFL.


"I think we might be closer than anyone expects," Paul told us last week. "I'm f**king serious, bro. You know how serious I take fighting."

Will this fight actually come together? Obviously, we can't say for sure ... but it seems to be moving in that direction.

Train -- Our Song was 'Positive' for Sheen

The singer from Train claims he's happy Charlie Sheen and his daughter could bond over their hit "Drops of Jupiter" -- even though Sheen told cops the song played a role in the Christmas Day domestic dispute with his wife.

Patrick Monahan (left) just took to the band's Twitter, saying "I'mpretty sure that Drops of Jupiter is a positive part of Charlie Sheenand his daughter's relationship. Just gonna look at it that way."

As we previously reported, Charlie told cops that Brooke got jealous and violent when she found out he and his daughter had a special song -- "Drops of Jupiter." Brooke's mom called the story, "Silly."

Brooke Mueller Tries to Derail Charlie's 'Train' Story

Charlie Sheen's estranged wife Brooke Mueller returned to the spotlight for a dinner date at XIV with her mom in Hollywood last night ... but when asked about the alleged altercation with Charlie, she got right off the Train tracks.

One day after Aspen police released the report from the Christmas Day incident -- in which Charlie told a cop that his fight with Brooke started over the Train song "Drops of Jupiter" -- Brooke was deflecting like crazy, pretending she had no idea what the photogs were talking about.

Brooke's mom, on the other hand, called the Train story, "Silly."

Brooke did answer questions about her kids ... and herself ... telling photogs that she's still a "happy camper."

Charlie Sheen -- 'Train' Song Sparked Aspen Fight

Charlie Sheen claims the infamous Christmas Day incident with his wife Brooke Mueller all started after she learned that Charlie and one of his daughters shared "an affinity" for a song by the band Train, this according to new legal documents obtained by TMZ.

The Aspen Police Department just released the full police report from the incident, in which the arresting officer states that Charlie explained what happened before the alleged assault.

In the report the officer states, "[Sheen] ... explained that he and the daughter share an affinity for both astronomy and the song 'Drops of Jupiter' from the band 'Train.'"

"[Sheen] added that he bought two tracking telescopes; one for his daughter and one for him so they could both look at the same point in the universe at the same time, as a way of staying connected."

According to the report, Sheen told the officer that "Mueller was jealous of this relationship with his daughter. He stated that Mueller said, 'you have a song with you share with your daughter, but not one with me?'"

Sheen told the cops the argument escalated and they eventually started to "slap" at "each others hands or wrists."

Sheen was eventually arrested for 2nd degree assault, menacing, criminal mischief and domestic violence.

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