Classic Entertainment & Sports (CES), parent company to CES MMA, is set to promote and be matchmaker for the upcoming Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. comeback match on September 12th. The boxing database, BoxRec.com, shows that Patrick Sullivan, who has been the CES matchmaker since 2008, is the matchmaker for an event on September 12th and is commissioned by the California State Athletic Commission. Sources close to MyMMANews confirmed that this card, which takes place at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, is in fact the location and matchmaker/promoter for the card. CES promotes boxing and mixed martial arts and is right in line for what Mike Tyson and company are envisioning for the card.
When the card was announced, it was announced that the card would feature several MMA vs. boxing matches and that YouTube star and celebrity boxer, Jake Paul, would face NBA veteran Nate Robinson. The MMA v boxing matches fits right in CES’s wheelhouse, as they have a plethora of young talent to be put on the card.
This past May, CES reportedly offered Mike Tyson $1 million to box for CES Boxing. In addition to other promotions like BKFC, Tyson has garnered a lot of attention since posting his video on social media exclaiming, “I’m back!”
Other confirming factors are the date and location of the card: September 12th in California. Not much else was known about the card, but now a little more light has been shed on the newly-announced card.
Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.
To recap the card, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. will be facing off in an 8 round exhibition bout. The co-main event, as previously mentioned, is Jake Paul and Nate Robinson. More matches will be added as the date gets closer to the September 12th date. Unannounced bouts will be MMA vs. boxing bouts as previously written.
Social media app, Triller, has exclusive rights to stream the event on it’s platform as well and even dropped a hype video to get fans ready for the fight.
Mike Tyson makes his return to fighting since leaving the sport in 2005 after a tough skid in his career. Tyson, the former lineal heavyweight champion, ended his career with a 50-6 record. Roy Jones Jr. fought as recently as 2018, despite his age. He ended up with a career record of 66-9. Both fighters are now in their 50s and are here to put on the event for charity.
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