By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Boxing legend Mike Tyson said that he would return to the ring earlier this year. Now, as of Thursday, it is now official.
Tyson — who was known as “The Baddest Man on the Planet” — launched a Legends Only League. With this organization, he wants to give legends another opportunity at glory.
He will face Roy Jones Jr. at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. It’ll be an eight-round exhibition between the two boxing legends.
The fight will be on pay-per-view. In addition, the card will be on Triller app.
Jones Jr. will bring a 66-9 record into the exhibition bout. However, like Tyson, there will not be a win or loss added to his record.
Tyson – who resides in Henderson, Nevada – will bring his 50-6 record into the bout. However, no matter if he wins or loses, there will be no additional stats, as this is an exhibition bout and not a professional bout.
The 5-foot-10 heavyweight has not fought in a ring since 2005 when he lost to Kevin McBride at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. on June 11, 2005. In fact, Tyson lost his last two bouts, as he also lost to Danny Williams on July 30, 2004 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky.
His last win came in a defeat over Clifford Etienne on February 22nd, 2003 at The Pyramid in Memphis, Tennessee in a knockout win.
The Pensacola, Florida native – who competed in Light Heavyweight – last fought in 2018. He won a unanimous decision win over Scott Sigmon at the Civic Center in Pensacola, Florida.
He’ll being a four fight win streak into the bout, as he also defeated Bobby Gunn, Rodney Moore, and Vyron Phillips in the win streak. Jones Jr. has not lost in a bout in nearly five-years, as he was defeated by Enzo Maccarinelli at the VTB Arena in Moscow, Russia in a knockout.
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