In progress pics shared to Instagram, the 52-year-old looks visibly bulkier - his arms and chest sculpted to replicate Iron Mike’s fighting physique.
“The transformation begins... “FINDING MIKE,” he captioned the post. It is no secret that I have been pursuing the @miketyson biopic for some time... people always ask me when is it going to happen?... things have finally lined up... A few months ago we started the journey… The first but biggest task is to transform the body…”
Foxx’s new ripped rig is the result of a consistent workout regime involving 60 pullups, 60 dips and 100 push ups every other day.
“We are off to a pretty good start,” he continued. “We have a ways to go but God willing... yesterday on my good friends @markbirnbaum show. I shared these early pics of the process... like I said we have a ways to go… But I am prepared to get there!#swipeleft TYSON!”
In his interview for the Instagram Live series ‘Catching Up with Mark Birnbaum,’ Foxx explained that in scenes where he plays a young Mike Tyson, he’ll weigh in at 97kgs. However, for the later-in-life shots, he’s required to “balloon” up to 102-104kg.
[This] will look like (113kg) on screen,” he said. (Which, btw, was Tyson’s weight in his prime.)
Significant upper body strength aside, his leg day gains aren't quite so impressive: "I ain't got no calf muscles, so we might have to get some prosthetics for that,” he said. “I guarantee you, people will run up on me in the street and ask for an autograph and think that I’m Mike.”
You can catch their chat in full below...