The legend of the heavyweight Mike Tyson announced Thursday that he would back into the ring to be 54 years for a fight exhibition match against his compatriot Roy Jones Jr, age 51, on 12 September in Los Angeles.
It is by a poster on the home page of the website of his new sporting project ” Legends Only League “, league, inviting big names of the sport, regardless of their specialty, to participate in events and exhibitions, that Tyson has formalized his return.
The former terror of the heavy, which is broadcast on social networks the videos very impressive in his workouts for several weeks, has not boxed for the last fifteen years.
No detail has yet been released on the terms of this fight against Jones Jr, who was world champion in the four categories between 1993 and 2004, first in the middleweight and super-ways, and then long enough in the mid-heavy, before finally owning the belt WBA heavyweight.
In the Face of this opponent on the balance sheet of 66 victories for 9 defeats, Tyson will attempt to show a different image than his pathetic ultimate defeat fifteen years ago, against a virtual unknown, Kevin Mc Bride, sounding the bell that we believed to be definitive of a career made up of very high and very low during which he has dominated the premier class between the years 80 and 90.
However, this fight has nothing to do with the official and his nature said exhibition means that the KB will not be sought. According to Yahoo Sports, the gloves will be less large and the confrontation is expected to last 8 rounds instead of 12, as usual.
The appointment is scheduled in less than two months at Dignity Health Sports Park of Carson, city of the county of Los Angeles, in a room that can accommodate 27,000 people. But given the spread rampant of the coronavirus, the camera may be required.