Serena Williams gets boxing lessons from Mike Tyson: ‘She has some power’

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It was a sight to see, one of the hardest punchers in boxing history teaching one of the all-time greatest tennis pros how to jab. But Mike Tyson seemed to like Serena Williams‘ natural skills, during a one-on-one session in Boca Raton, Fla., according to PEOPLE.

“Hitting the bag with @serenawilliams at @bocaresort. She has some power 🥊,” the boxing legend captioned a video of himself that he posted on social media that illustrates him showing the tennis superstar the correct posture to take with her hands.

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Hitting the bag with @serenawilliams at @bocaresort . She has some power 🥊 #mouratogloupreseason

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“Hitting the bag with @serenawilliams at @bocaresort. She has some power 🥊,” the boxing legend captioned a video of himself that he posted on social media that illustrates him showing the tennis superstar the correct posture to take with her hands.

WTATennis.com reports that the formidable duo crossed paths at the “Mouratoglou Preseason” in Florida, a yearly camp organized by Williams’ coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, which brings together players and celebrities for a “unique team-building opportunity ahead of the new season.”

“I don’t want to get in the ring with this GOAT [greatest of all time] Serena Williams, much love and respect,” Tyson said on his Instagram, alongside a photo of himself and Williams.

Mouratoglou also shared a video of the encounter on his own social media account, in which he encouraged Williams to “hit that punching bag like you wanna hit the ball!”

Both Tyson and Williams are considered athletic giants who dominated their own fields, the former was WBC, WBA, and IBF heavyweight champion of the world during various periods in the 1980s and 1990s, and the latter is a 23-time Grand Slam champion, and has been ranked as the world’s number one tennis player eight separate times between 2002 and 2017.

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