Mike Tyson is making a shock return to boxing with a 8-round exhibit fight against Roy Jones in Los Angeles.
Tyson, 54, and Jones, 51, are legends of American boxing and are anticipated to wear headgear and usage bigger gloves for the match on 12 September.
Jones Jr posted on social media: “I am happy that this fight between me and Mike Tyson will happen! I was always ready and will be ready this time as well.”
The California State Athletic Commission validated the match and informed Sky Sports: “In this match, the referee will have the authority to stop the fight if it strays outside the boundaries of a competitive boxing exhibition.”
“Mr Tyson and Mr Jones Jr will have to submit all CSAC medical tests for fighters over 40 as well as CSAC’s emergency regulations that have been put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.”
Renowned former heavyweight champ Tyson has actually been publishing relentless clips of himself in training over the past couple of months sustaining speculation of a first fight given that 2005.
Jones Jr, a four-weight world champ, won battles in 2017 and 2018 in what was his 75 th pro fight.
Jones Jr informed sports.ru: “I had no objective of returning and battling once again however, for the sake of Mike Tyson, I concur to make an exception.
” For me, this is a chance that I can not decline. Of all those who desired to enter into the ring with him, he selected me. And given that he did that, how can I state no?”
It had actually at first been thought about that Tyson would fight his terrific competing Evander Holyfield, now 57, in an exhibit.
Holyfield informed Sky Sports News previously this year: “I would not ask no one to do anything they do not desire to do. It’s for charity. If we can work something out that works for everyone then it’s a win-win-win”
Tyson formerly stated: “I desire to go to the gym and get in shape to be able to box 3 or 4-round exhibits for some charities and things.”
However he will rather deal with Jones Jr, who took pleasure in famous success over the similarity James Toney and Bernard Hopkins in the 1990 s.
Jones Jr is now training Chris Eubank Jr and, today, informed Sky Sports about why a fight with his brand-new fighter’s well-known daddy never ever came to fulfillment in their prime times.
“It was never an opportunity,” Jones Jr stated about Eubank Sr. “No one was making sounds about me against the men from England. Due to the fact that I was robbed in Seoul [in the 1988 Olympic gold medal fight, one of boxing’s most controversial decisions], I wasn’t in a rush to take my title to England.
” I was not a person who took runs the risk of goingoverseas Due to the fact that he might box and he was various, I appreciated Chris Sr.
” It would have been a fascinating fight if it ever took place. He had Steve Collins and Nigel Benn. I had James Toney and Bernard Hopkins.
” Neither one people were duckers. We both had titles and didn’t have to combine unless the fans required it. At the time, it wasn’t required.”