Dexter Jackson and Mike Tyson are proving age is just a number.
When it comes to competing at a high level conventional wisdom says that a mix of youth and experience makes for the best combination. Youthful exuberance is a truly potent energy source, allowing an athlete to push themselves through grueling training. Day in and day out an athlete must push through hard training in order to get the best results.
On the flip side experience is truly invaluable. Without experience a athlete will never quite reach that level of greatness they seek. It takes years of competition and going through the grind to get the kind of experience necessary to become a champion.
Both Dexter Jackson and Mike Tyson understand both sides of the equation.
Dexter Jackson has been bodybuilding since his youth. With a clear drive and genetic aptitude for bodybuilding, Jackson has excelled in the sport for most of his life. Now at an advanced age, Dexter Jackson is still proving to be a force to be reckoned with.
Mike Tyson similarly has trained in the art of boxing since his formative years. Coming from a rough upbringing and filled with a fierce determination, Tyson was able to decide his destiny through virtue of his fists.
Now Dexter Jackson and Mike Tyson are still proving that they have a lot left in the gas tank. With Jackson set to compete at the 2020 Olympia and Tyson ready to battle Roy Jones Jr in November, the fire of competition is still well lit within the two veteran athletes.
Both Jackson and Tyson recently crossed paths by virtue of training with Brad Rowe.
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Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.