Mike Tyson makes boxing comeback at 54, to face Roy Jones on September 12: 54-year-old boxing nice Mike Tyson will come out of retirement to tackle Roy Jones Jr in an 8-round exhibition struggle on September 12.
Mike Tyson makes boxing comeback at 54, to face Roy Jones on September 12
Mike Tyson to return to boxing motion on September 12 (Reuters Picture)
- Mike Tyson to return to motion on September 12
- Tyson, 54, to tackle 4-division world champion Roy Jones Jr
- Tyson teased followers a couple of potential return to the ring in Might
Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will make a a lot anticipated return to the ring when he faces four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition bout on Septembere 12, Triller, the digital social media and music platform, stated on Thursday.
The eight-round struggle shall be a part of a three-hour pay per view occasion proven on Triller, which has additionally obtained streaming rights to a 10-part docuseries that includes behind-the-scenes, pre-fight footage main as much as the bout.
This system will even embrace a “important” undercard in addition to musical performances.
Tyson teased followers a couple of potential return to the ring in Might when the 53-year-old boxer posted movies of himself coaching.
One video confirmed Tyson, the primary heavyweight to carry the WBA, WBC and IBF titles, hitting the pads with ferocious energy earlier than signing off with the message “I am again”.
Tyson later stated he was keen on returning to the ring to lift cash for charity and potential opponents instantly started to line up for a crack on the fighter often known as “Iron Mike”.
Previous rival Evander Holyfield and New Zealand rugby nice Sonny Invoice Williams had been amongst these reported to be in line for the struggle earlier than Jones Jr. was chosen.
The 51-year-old Jones, who has concurrently held a file seven belts, final fought in 2018.
Tyson grew to become the youngest heavyweight champion of all time when he defeated Trevor Berbick in 1986 aged 20. He gained 50 of his 58 skilled fights earlier than retiring in 2005 after a loss to Kevin McBride.