Serena Williams Gets Boxing Lesson from Mike Tyson during Preseason Training Ahead of 2020 Australian Open (Video)

Maria Varela
Dec 24, 2019
05:40 A.M.
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Mike Tyson says he wouldn't want to be in the ring against Serena Williams after engaging in a one on one boxing session with her. 

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Serena Williams recently engaged in a sparring session with Mike Tyson prompting the boxing legend to conclude, “She has some power.”

Serena Williams at the Milan Fashion Week in September 2016. | Photo: Getty Images

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A series of social media posts from both Williams and Tyson reveal photos from their training session. The latter appeared impressed by the tennis great. 

The two legends met up at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Florida as part of Williams’ coach, Patrick Mouraotgolou’s annual training camp. The camp brings together tennis players for team building opportunities ahead of the tennis season. 

Joining her at the training camp were other professional players who also participated in a choreographed dance session with fitness trainer Shaun T.

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On her part, Williams managed to snag a one-on-one session with no less than Tyson who taught her various techniques on the ring.  

In a clip the former boxer tweeted, he holds on to a punching bag while Williams unleashes her firepower and lands her punches solidly.

Tyson notes, "Wouldn't want to get in the ring with this GOAT."

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In a separate post, Tyson teaches the Olympian how to position her hands and shares that he’s “Hitting the bag” with her. He adds, “She has some power.” 

Williams likewise marked her day with Tyson with a clip of her ramming her fists into the punching bag.

She also shared photos, one of which showed them facing off while another featured Tyson raising Williams’ gloved hand suggesting she was a winner. 

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Meanwhile, Mouratoglou had some advice for Williams when he shared a clip of the session. He wrote, “Hit that punching bag like you wanna hit the ball!”

In his comments section, actress Hilary Swank who played a boxer in “Million Dollar Baby” joked that she wished she had joined the session. 

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Williams is gearing up for her first tournament in 2020, the Australian Open which begins on January 20. She’s setting her sights on bagging her 24th Grand Slam single title next year. 

Joining her at the training camp were other professional players who also participated in a choreographed dance session with fitness trainer Shaun T.

Bob Sinclair provided the music as the likes of Christopher Eubanks and Coco Gauff performed synchronized moves. 

Williams exhibited some cheerleading skills when at the end of the routine she dropped into a split.

Her co-trainees cheered while Mouratoglou delighted in the team spirit his camp had generated. 

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