Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history when he won the title in 1986 at age 20 and for a time was the most feared fighter in boxing. But his career became littered with distractions and he hasn’t boxed since 2005 after losing his second straight fight.
He has occasionally teased a return with workout videos and it’s finally scheduled to happen.
Jones, 51, won titles in the middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight before moving up to win the heavyweight title in 2003, becoming the first former middleweight champion to do so in 106 years.
Breaking: Mike Tyson is making a comeback and will fight Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition on September 12.
Tyson, 54, hasn’t fought since losing to Kevin McBride in 2005. pic.twitter.com/xT4hAMzV9I
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 23, 2020
Iron Mike is back.
54-year-old Mike Tyson will fight Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition match, per @KevinI pic.twitter.com/wItd2ZLJGV
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 23, 2020