Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will make a a lot anticipated return to the ring when he faces four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition bout on September 12.
The eight-round combat can be a part of a three-hour pay per view occasion proven on Triller, the digital social media and music platform, which has additionally obtained streaming rights to a 10-part docuseries that includes behind-the-scenes, pre-fight footage main as much as the bout.
The programme may even embody a “vital” undercard in addition to musical performances.
Tyson teased followers a couple of potential return to the ring in Could when the 53-year-old veteran boxer posted movies of himself coaching. One video confirmed Tyson, the primary heavyweight to carry the WBA, WBC and IBF titles, hitting the pads with ferocious energy earlier than signing off with the message “I am again”.
Tyson later stated he was serious about returning to the ring to boost cash for charity and potential opponents instantly started to line up for a crack on the fighter generally known as “Iron Mike”.
The 51-year-old Jones, who has concurrently held a document seven belts, final fought in 2018. Previous rival Evander Holyfield and New Zealand rugby nice Sonny Invoice Williams have been amongst these reported to be in line to combat Tyson earlier than Jones Jr was chosen.
Tyson grew to become the youngest heavyweight champion of all time when he defeated Trevor Berbick in 1986 aged 20. He received 50 of his 58 skilled fights earlier than retiring in 2005 after a loss to Kevin McBride.
Reuters information company