The Legendary Mike Tyson will now face off against Roy Jones Jr in his first bout in 15 years after sealing a comeback, MySportDab reports.
Tyson has continued his rigorous training in recent weeks and he expressed his willingness to return to boxing.
However, 54yr Old Mike Tyson has now confirmed a fight against Jones Jr.
Jones Jr is widely regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world.
Mike and Jones were filmed signing the fight contracts, and Tyson appeared to sm*ke mariju*na.
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CEO Of Island Fights Dean Toole said: ‘Roy will fight anyone, anytime.
‘If someone calls for a fight, it’s a done deal, even at 80 years old, if someone calls his name, he’s fighting surely.’
The bout was initially agreed two months ago, and Toole added: ‘Roy called me around 11.30 at night, a month and a half ago, and told me he’d sealed the fight, he was fighting against Tyson and he sent me a clip of them signing the contracts on Zoom.’
Jones Jr still has to pass medical tests in California, with paperworks already submitted for them this week.
The fighters will not wear headgear but will wear larger gloves.
Breaking: Mike Tyson is making a comeback and will fight Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition on September 12.
Tyson, 54, hasn't fought since losing to Kevin McBride in 2005. pic.twitter.com/xT4hAMzV9I
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There is also an intention to make the fight available on pay-per-view and a social media network called Triller.
The fight will take place in California, and will be allowed by the California State Athletic Commission.
Mike Tyson will step back into the ring to fight Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition match expected to take place on September 12th.
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