By Jalon Hill
It’s true! Mike Tyson is making a return to boxing to face Roy Jones Jr. on September 12 in an 8-round exhibition match at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
The former undisputed champion last fought in June of 2005 in a loss to Kevin McBride.
Tyson started his career in 1985 and won his first 19 bouts by knockout.
In 1986, Mike became the youngest boxer to win the heavyweight title at 20 years old.
He was the first and only boxer to simultaneously hold and successfully unify the WBA, WFC, and IBF titles.
Rumors had been swirling about a potential comeback when Tyson was posting videos of his intense pad workouts on social media.
Now at age 54, Tyson believes that he is in the best shape of his life.
Despite much hype surrounding Iron Mike, his opponent isn’t a stranger to the squared circle.
Roy Jones Jr.,51, holds not only an age advantage but advantages in both wins and knockouts.
In his 29-year professional career, Jones has won multiple world championships in four weight classes: middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, & heavyweight.
He is the only boxer in history to start his career as a super middleweight and go on to win the heavyweight title.
Jones’ last fight was in February of 2018 when he beat Scott Sigmon.
Both of these men will look to show the world that age isn’t an issue and add another win to their already impressive resumes.
The bout can be seen on pay-per-view as well as other multimedia platforms.