Mike Tyson has been teasing for quite some time that he wants to make a boxing comeback, and now it will become a reality.
Tyson will fight Roy Jones Jr. in an 8-round exhibition match on Sept. 12, according to a report from TMZ. The event, which has been titled “Frontline Battle” will be available on pay-per-view and the social media platform Triller. It will take place in California and be sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission.
Tyson, 54, is three years older than Jones. Tyson’s last fight came in 2005, while Jones actually won a fight as recently as February of 2018. Jones is 66-9 in his career while Tyson is 50-6. Both fighters were previously heavyweight champions, and Jones also held titles in other weight classes.
Tyson has been fueling the comeback talk for a while with workout videos he shared on social media. There was talk for a while that he could fight Evander Holyfield in a charity match, and it’s possible that could be the next fight in the works after Tyson-Jones.