Mike Tyson is about to make his dramatic return to the ring later this month in a particular, showpiece conflict with Roy Jones Jr.
Some 15 years on since retiring, ‘Iron Mike’ will lace up his gloves as soon as once more.
Tyson makes physique transformation admission and Jones Jr manufacturers the pair ‘freaks’
All through the COVID-19 lockdown, Tyson has been displaying off his unimaginable physique transformation and appears in prime situation regardless of turning 54 years outdated in June.
Boxing followers have been surprised by the information of his comeback and now they solely have a number of shorts weeks to attend till he’ll get again within the ring.
Tyson will face off towards Jones Jr, a former heavyweight world champion himself.
‘Superman’ was final in motion in February 2018 when he beat Scott Sigmon in his hometown of Pensacola, Florida.
The 51-year-old is now set for one among his hardest and most high-profile bouts of his prolonged profession when he steps as much as face the icon that’s Tyson.
Tyson vs Jones Jr: When is it?
Tyson and Jones Jr are set to face off on Thanksgiving Weekend on Saturday, November 28 on the Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in Carson, California.
That may imply it’ll be a late night time for UK followers because the combat ought to get below method at round 4am on these shores.
It was initially scheduled to happen on September 12 however in August, it was introduced the date had been pushed again with a view to maximise income amid the continuing points surrounding the COVID-19 lockdown.
The occasion is being formally sanctioned by the California State Athletic Fee. Tyson has by no means fought within the state of California.
The undercard will contain a number of exhibition fights.
Youtuber Jack Paul will tackle ex-NBA star Nate Robinson whereas former two-weight world champion Badou Jack will even be in motion.
London’s Viddal Riley, who has performed a key function within the string of Youtube boxing fights lately, will even be dealing with UFC fighter Rashad Coulter on the occasion.
Tyson vs Jones Jr: Full undercard
- Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr, WBC Frontline Championship
- Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson, cruiserweight
- Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan, mild heavyweight
- Viddal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter, cruiserweights
- Jamaine Ortiz vs. Nahir Albright, light-weight
- Irvin Gonzalez Jr. vs. Edward Vasquez, featherweight
- Juiseppe Cusumano vs. Nick Jones, heavyweight
Tyson vs Jones Jr: Story of the tape
Mike Tyson – Roy Jones Jr
Age: 54 – 51
Hometown: New York City – Pensacola, Florida
File: 50/6/0 (44 KOs) – 66/9/0 (47 KOs)
Peak: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) – 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Model: Orthodox – Orthodox
Recognition: Former undisputed heavyweight champion – Former undisputed mild heavyweight and WBA heavyweight champion