CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Mike Tyson is coming again to boxing at age 54.
The previous heavyweight champion will meet four-division champion Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition match on Sept. 12 at Dignity Well being Sports activities Park.
Tyson turned the youngest heavyweight champion in historical past when he received the title in 1986 at age 20 and for a time was essentially the most feared fighter in boxing. However his profession turned affected by distractions and he hasn’t boxed since 2005 after dropping his second straight struggle.
He has sometimes teased a return with exercise movies and it’s lastly scheduled to occur.
Jones, 51, received titles within the middleweight, tremendous middleweight and light-weight heavyweight earlier than transferring as much as win the heavyweight title in 2003, turning into the primary former middleweight champion to take action in 106 years.
The occasion will air on pay-per-view and the social media music platform Triller. Additional matches on the cardboard and musical leisure will likely be introduced within the coming weeks.
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