Boxing
July 23, 2020
BY Lance Cartelli

Mike Tyson Will Return to Boxing in a Fight Against Roy Jones Jr.

Iron Mike is back. 

Mike Tyson will fight Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition match, according to Kevin Iole

The bout will take place on Sept. 12 in what's being deemed the "Frontline Battle." 

The match will be available on pay-per-view and Triller, a social media platform, according to TMZ

TMZ adds that the fight will be held in California, although it doesn't specify where.

Executives at Triller have confirmed to Lines that the fight is happening and it will be held at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA. 

The fight will also include an undercard and live musical performances. Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix reports that one undercard fight could be YouTube star Jake Paul against retired NBA player Nate Robinson. The Athletic later confirmed that Paul will indeed battle Robinson. 

Recently, Tyson has talked about returning to boxing. The former undisputed heavyweight champion — who hasn't boxed professionally since 2005 — has gone viral for some of his training videos. 

His opponent, Roy Jones Jr., is three years younger than Tyson. Jones Jr. has a professional record of 66-9. He won his last bout in 2018. 

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