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Former boxing champion Mike Tyson announces plans for GCC fitness centres

Former boxing champion Mike Tyson announces plans for GCC fitness centres

Academies are planned in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Bahrain as well as other global cities

Former boxing world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has announced plans for a franchise of fitness centres in the Gulf and wider world.

Mike Tyson Academy is aiming to become the leading franchise of fitness and boxing centres globally with plans already underway for locations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Other proposed locations include Bahrain, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Cyprus, Greece, India, Pakistan, Morocco, France, China, Switzerland and South America, with an academy also scheduled to open in Las Vegas by 2018.

The gyms will be structured under the premier, full-service, standard and express categories and include a boxing ring area, MX4 training bays and group training and fitness classrooms.

Bigger academies will feature a Mike Tyson memorabilia museum, juice bar, health café and spa amenities.

Mike Tyson Academy said that all its trainers would be personally selected, certified and use the boxer’s fitness techniques.

“We are thrilled to present this unique partnership opportunity and to be part of a venture with one of the biggest names in fitness and boxing,” co-founder and CEO Fred Madzimba said.

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