The exhibition match between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. will not take place on 12 September as originally planned, but the organizers have decided to postpone it to 28 November to allow for a greater influx of crowd. The challenge that marks Iron Mike's come back to the ring 15 years after the last time will have to be a memorable event, for this reason it was decided to move him by two and a half months, in order to overcome the Coronavirus emergency and fill the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, home of the eagerly awaited event.
The match will be held on 8 rounds and will mark a new start for Tyson, who will return to fight 15 seasons after the last match played in 2005, lost to Kevin McBride.
Mike Tyson come back on the ring!
Speculations have become reality.
Mike Tyson, 54 years-old, will come back on the ring. The boxing champion will challenge Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition match, an eight-round preparatory match. Iron Mike had hinted at his come back a few months ago when in a short video posted on his Instagram profile he was seen during a training session with his coach.
At the end of the video he turns to the camera and growls at the lens: "I'm back" His last match dates back to 2005. Meanwhile former boxer and heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, who came back in auge after declaring he wanted come back to fight exhibition matches, during some interviews released revealed that if he could fight against any boxer in history, he would surely have chosen and faced Floyd Mayweather .
Tyson retired in 2005, after losing by technical knockout to Kevin McBride, with a professional record of 50 wins and 6 defeats with 44 knockouts. Now the 53 year old appears in perfect shape, ready to return to the ring. During the various interviews, Iron Mike said that if he could choose to fight against any boxer in history, he would certainly have chosen Mayweather, facing him in a dirty way because according to Tyson you cannot beat Money in a clean way.
He said: "Well, I would have liked to face Floyd Mayweather. We could never fight, of course, because of the different weight class, but I would not face him in the way they all dealt with him. I would be bad, I would be dirty.
Because it is impossible face it cleanly. You can't fight this boy cleanly. " As for Tyson's return to the ring, fans around the world hope for the trilogy with Evander Holyfield; according to the latest rumors, the two former world heavyweight champions would be in talks for a three-round performance match.
Holyfield won two previous matches, the second (which took place in 1997) by disqualification after Tyson took a bite off his ear with a bite. For the moment, the two are battling at a distance with social video with training sessions.