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Jamie Foxx flexes ripped body as he bulks up for Mike Tyson biopic

Jamie Foxx did a different kind of flexing on the ‘gram (Picture: Getty Images, @jamiefoxx, Instagram)

Jamie Foxx is clearly taking his upcoming role as Mike Tyson seriously judging by the size of his bulked up body in a new photo. 

The Soul actor is gearing up to portray the former heavyweight boxing champion on-screen and has adopted a gruelling workout regime in preparation. 

In his latest Instagram snap, Jamie, 53, is seen posing topless in his courtyard while basking in the sun. He’s joined by his two equally-hench dogs, King and Kong, but the real star of the photo is Jamie’s ripped physique. 

It comes after the actor detailed exactly how he’s getting into shape to play to the sporting legend and, frankly, it sounds absolutely exhausting. 

Speaking on Instagram Live with Mark Birnbaum last June, Jamie revealed: ‘What I’m doing right now is changing the body. So now, what I do every other day, I do 60 pull ups, 60 dips, 100 press ups, it’s changing the body, the top half.’ 

The Oscar winner then joked: ‘I ain’t got no legs, I ain’t got no calf muscles, so we might have to get some prosthetics for that.’ 

Jamie went on to reveal that now was at 216lbs at the time, but hoped to bulk up to around 225-230lbs by the time the movie starts shooting. Judging by his latest photo, he’s well on his way if not there already. 

Stealing the thunder from King and Kong (Picture: @jamiefoxx, Instagram)
Jamie’s on his way to matching Tyson’s physique (Picture: Getty Images)

Last summer, the Ray actor shared some progress pictures with fans on Instagram and the selfies giving his followers a first look at his insanely muscly arms. 

The star said: ‘The transformation begins… “Finding Mike”. 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… with a regiment of pull-ups, dips and push-ups we are off to a pretty good start… we have a way 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!’

Until then, Jamie’s currently promoting his new Netflix series, Dad Stop Embarrassing Me, co-starring his daughter Corinne Fox, while he’s also been announced for a new vampire movie alongside Snoop Dogg for Netflix. 

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