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After months of teasing a comeback, Mike Tyson’s return to the boxing ring is nearly official and pits him against a fellow legend.

According to Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole, Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. in an 8-round exhibition will take place Sept. 12 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. Per, Tyson vs. Jones will be available on pay-per-view and via upstart social media platform, Triller.

Andy Foster, the executive director of the California State Athletic Commission, confirmed that Tyson has put a hold on that date.

Foster told Yahoo Sports that he met with Tyson and Jones via Zoom recently and that the fight will be an exhibition. They won’t be wearing headgear, but will be wearing larger than normal gloves. Foster said he believed they’d wear 12 ounce gloves.

Kevin Iole, Yahoo Sports

Tyson, 54, last fought Kevin McBride in a loss on June 11, 2005. Jones, 51, is more recently retired, having defeated Scott Sigmon via unanimous decision in Feb. 8, 2018.

Hopefully, this fight will end in a decision with neither legend taking too much damage at their age. As Tyson once famously said, “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”

Update: Former NBA star Nate Robinson vs. Jake Paul of YouTube fame will be on the undercard. 2020…

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Fast Facts about Mike Tyson:

  • 50-6 professional boxing record, 44 knockout wins
  • Former WBA, WBC, IBF, and The Ring Heavyweight Champion
  • Major wins over James Tillis, Trevor Berbick, Larry Holmes, Frank Bruno, Bruce Seldon, Donovan Ruddock (twice), Alex Stewart, and Henry Tillman
  • WWE Hall of Famer
  • 5 feet 10 inches tall, 71 inch reach
  • Fighting stance: Orthodox

Fast Facts about Roy Jones Jr.:

  • 66-9 professional boxing record, 47 knockout wins
  • Former WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, IBO, WBF (Federation), IBA, and The Ring Light Heavyweight Champion
  • Major wins over Antonio Tarver, Bernard Hopkins, James Toney, Félix Trinidad, John Ruiz, Jeff Lacy, Glen Kelly, and Clinton Woods
  • Former WBA Heavyweight Champion
  • 1988 Olympic Silver Medalist
  • 5 foot 11 inch height, 74 inch reach
  • Fighting stance: Orthodox

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