It seems as if Mike Tyson was serious when he told the social media universe that he was back. Iron Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. have agreed to an eight round exhibition fight on September 12th in California. The bout will be sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission.
After years of shying away from the spotlight, Mike Tyson posted a video to his social media of him blisteringly hitting pads with one exclamation: “I’m back!” Speculation quickly arose of who, when and where Tyson would be fighting. Names from Tyson Fury to a rumored bout in Bare Knuckle FC we’re floating across the internet.
Roy Jones Jr. had angled for the fight on social media as well, posting his own sizzle reel of pad work. The fight was ultimately agreed upon by both parties.
Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.
So now, the two have an exhibition match scheduled. The undercard will reportedly feature musical performances from Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Future, and more.
The undercard will also have matches between boxing and MMA fighters as well.
The new social media app, Triller, has also been commissioned to do a ten part docuseries on Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. preparing and training for the upcoming fight. The fight will raise money for charity, as has been the goal of Mike Tyson’s since he announced his “comeback.”
The spectacle is bound to be a major hit. Tyson has been a staple of boxing mythos for years after his retirement. The return will undoubtedly produce wads of cash for whatever cause Tyson is helping out. The specific charity is not yet named or identified.
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