Inside Jamie Foxx's dramatic transformation to play Mike Tyson

Former professional boxer Mike Tyson proved that he's still ridiculously shredded with a video he posted in May 2020, showing off his killer abs and buff arms. The clip was a bit surprising to some fans as Tyson had taken a break from working out for the sake of his mental health, telling Joe Rogan in 2019, "All that stuff reactivates my ego. If I reactivate my ego, I'm going to lose in life." However, it looks like the athlete is ready to get back in the action.

As for someone who else is hitting the gym hard these days? Look no further than actor Jamie Foxx, who is set to play Tyson in an upcoming biopic. Although Foxx is already in great shape, he revealed in June 2020 via Instagram that he has started the "biggest task" of transforming his body for the role. "With a regiment [sic] of pull-ups dips and push-ups we are off to a pretty good start... we have a ways to go but God willing...

It's unclear when the movie will be released, but what is obvious? Foxx's transformation is pretty dramatic and amazing. See it for yourself below!

Jamie Foxx is in amazing shape

Jamie Foxx got cast as Mike Tyson in 2014, but due to filming delays, he hasn't been physically preparing for the role until now. And oh man, it's a lot of work. His regimen, as he described in an Instagram Live interview with Mark Birnbaum, involves 60 pull-ups, 60 dips, and 100 push-ups every other day. His goal is to increase his weight from 216 to 230 pounds, which he believes will stun fans. "The technology of how I'm going to look, I guarantee you people will run up on me in the street and ask for autographs, and think that I'm Mike," he shared, per CNN.

As fans can see above, Foxx has already made progress with his journey. His arm muscles are popping, and you can see the outline of his impressive abs. We just wish the actor was better at taking selfies so we can see his transformation more clearly!

In terms of the biopic, Foxx is excited to tell Tyson's complicated story. "I saw him at the height of his career, and then when things got bad and bumpy I also saw him as well. So what I'm excited about the movie is to show those moments," he revealed. "I think everyone, young and old, will be able to understand this man's journey."