Did You Miss Watching Mike Tyson In the Ring? Well, He’s Back and Looks Like He Hasn’t Missed a Step
“There’s a time in life when a man has perfect clarity and that moment for me is now,” Mike Tyson said in a video he shared on Instagram. It was then that the 54-year-old revealed he was stepping into the ring one more time.
On September 12, Tyson has agreed to fight Roy Jones Jr. on Thriller and Pay-Per-View. According to CNN, the eight-round exhibition match will take place at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
“I’m stronger, faster, and more in tune with my mental and physical ability than ever before. And that’s why I have agreed to fight Roy Jones Jr. on Thriller September 12. Thriller the perfect platform for me to partner with because it embraces all colors, races, and beliefs. And because it allows you to show the world who you are and that you can do you.”Mike Tyson
Tyson went on to call the fight the event of the decade.
As CNN reports, the last time Tyson fought was in 2005 when he lost to Kevin McBride. The retired athlete has a career record of 50-6 career record, with 44 of those victories ended in knockouts.
“I. AM. BACK.”
Jones Jr., his opponent, is 51 years old. His last win came against Scoot Sigmon in 2018. Jones Jr. is a former four-division World Champion sporting a 66-9 record. The 51-year-old won his last bout against Scott Sigmon in 2018.
Tyson will be a guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on July 27 to talk about his return to the ring and more.
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