Jul. 24, 2020
Guess Who's Back
The Baddest Man on the Planet is coming out of retirement.
Mike Tyson is making a return to the ring to face Roy Jones Jr in an eight-round exhibition match on Sept. 12 in Carson, California.
Tyson, 54, last stepped in the ring in 2005 when he suffered a defeat against Kevin McBride while Jones, 51, enjoyed a February 2018 win against Scott Sigmon in his last fight.
"Iron Mike" (50-6) recently made headlines on social media lately as he posted videos of himself training, looking in the best shape of his life at age 54. Once considered the best pound for pound boxer in his prime, when Tyson was asked why he is making his return he simply said "It's because I can do it."
Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion at the age of 20 and was the first boxer to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles simultaneously.
Jones (66-9) in his prime, was a tyrant in the ring with his combination of style, flash, speed, and power. He is arguably one of the best defensive fighters of all-time.
Jones won belts in four weight classes, including middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight.
The sport of boxing has lost some of it's luster as of late, so a bout between two hall of fame talents should add some excitement to the sport.
Former NBA slam dunk champ Nate Robinson will make his boxing debut on the Tyson-Jones undercard against YouTuber Jake Paul.