Mike Tyson Returns to Boxing With LA Fight Against Roy Jones Jr

Mike Tyson is making a shock comeback to boxing with an eight-round exhibition fight against Roy Jones in Los Angeles.

Tyson, 54, and Jones, 51, are legends of American boxing and are expected to wear headgear and use larger gloves for the match on 12 September.

Jones Jr posted on social media: “I am happy that this fight between me and Mike Tyson will happen! I was always ready and will be ready this time as well.”

The California State Athletic Commission confirmed the match and told Sky Sports: “In this match, the referee will have the authority to stop the fight if it strays outside the boundaries of a competitive boxing exhibition.”

“Mr Tyson and Mr Jones Jr will have to submit all CSAC medical tests for fighters over 40 as well as CSAC’s emergency regulations that have been put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.”

Iconic former heavyweight champion Tyson has been posting ferocious clips of himself in training over the past few months fuelling speculation of a first fight since 2005.

Jones Jr, a four-weight world champion, won fights in 2017 and 2018 in what was his 75th pro fight.

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