For months the world has sat and watched as “The Baddest Man on the Planet” released training video after training video, teasing the possible return of the former World Champion. Well as of today, that seems to be confirmed!
Multiple reports are now confirming that 54 year old Tyson will be taking on 51 year old Roy Jones Jr in an 8-round exhibition fight. The match will be available on both pay-per-view, as well as the social media platform, Triller; taking place on September 12th at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
As reported by Yahoo Sports:
“Andy Foster, the executive director of the California State Athletic Commission, confirmed that Tyson has put a hold on that date. Foster told Yahoo Sports that he met with Tyson and Jones via Zoom recently and that the fight will be an exhibition. They won’t be wearing headgear, but will be wearing larger than normal gloves. Foster said he believed they’d wear 12 ounce gloves” (Kevin Iole, Yahoo Sports).
This comes on the heels of another major announcement made by Tyson. As of 9:00am this morning, the boxing legend announced on Twitter that he is starting a “Legend’s Only League“, with the idea that ‘legends’ from any sport can come and live out their glory years for a second time.
View the announcement here:
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) July 23, 2020
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