Mike Tyson All Set To Make Comeback In Boxing Ring In September
Legendary boxer Mike Tyson is returning to the boxing ring. He is set to fight Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition match on September 12.
Legendary boxer Mike Tyson is returning to the boxing ring. He is all set to fight Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition match on September 12. Tyson, who turned 54 last month, announced his comeback on his official Twitter handle. The bout will take place at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Los Angeles and will be broadcasted on pay-per-view as well as multimedia platform Triller.
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He shared a tweet on Twitter. Tyson tweeted, "I. AM. BACK. #legendsonlyleague. September 12th vs @RealRoyJonesJr on #Triller and PPV #frontlinebattle @TysonLeague" .
Tyson (50-6), 54, hasn’t fought since losing to Kevin McBride in 2005, fifteen years ago. On his Legends Only League website, Tyson announced the bout against Jones, a 51-year-old fighter. “It’s just going to be amazing,” Tyson said. Meanwhile, Jones Jr. (66-9), 51, last fought in 2018.
Tyson caught the attention of the boxing world in May this year when he posted a short video of a workout that showed he possesses plenty of the punching power and speed, which qualities had allowed him to become the first heavyweight to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles.
Tyson had said then that he was considering a return to the ring for some exhibition bouts to raise money for charity.
The bout will take place at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Los Angeles and will be broadcasted on pay-per-view as well as multimedia platform Triller.
On May 12, the former world heavyweight champion, Tyson, had hinted towards a possible return to the boxing ring as he posted a cryptic message saying 'I'm back' on his social media account.
Tyson had uploaded a training video on his Instagram and concluded by saying "I'm back". In the video, he was going through an intense workout session.
"Anything is possible when you are smart about it. Train Smart. Recover Smarter," Tyson had written in the caption.
Tyson had won 50 out of his 58 professional fights before retiring. He had called time on his career after a loss to Kevin McBride in 2005.
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