Heavyweight boxing legend, and ‘Baddest man on the planet’, Mike Tyson, is making a comeback to the boxing ring, on September 12th, 2020. He’ll be facing off against Roy Jones Jr. a legend in his own right, in an 8 round exhibition match. Both men boast multiple world championships, and are revered in the boxing community.
We last saw ‘Iron’ Mike box in 2005, at which point he retired, unable to cope with losing two fights on the trot for the first time in his career. Throughout the 90s, he wowed fans with scary power, lightning quick reflexes, and ruthless aggression.
But as brilliant as he was inside the ring, as troubled as he was outside it. In 2003, he filed for bankruptcy. At one point he went to prison for cocaine possession. He was controversy’s favorite child, always mired in drama and controversy.
The only heavyweight boxer to ever unify the WBA, WBC and IBF world titles, now shifts his focus back to boxing. He’s been teasing a comeback for quite some time now, leaving boxing fans pondering possible match-ups. Even the current Heavyweight king, Tyson Fury, suggested he’d like to take on Mike Tyson in an exhibition match, if possible.
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) May 1, 2020
The event will be broadcast on a pay-per-view model, and will feature an undercard bout between social media influencer Jake Paul, and former NBA player Nate Robinson. Further details about the match card and event will be announced soon.