Tyson to make comeback at 54 against Roy Jones, 51

Article Image Mike Tyson to Fight Roy Jones Jr. in 8 Round Exhibition

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will make a much anticipated return to the ring when he faces four-division world champion Roy Jones an exhibition bout on September 12, Triller, the virtual social media and music platform, said on Thursday. Tyson will face off against 51-year-old Roy Jones an eight-round exhibition that will be a pay-per-view event in addition to being broadcast on the social media platform Triller.

More recently, there had been talk of Tyson fighting former rival Evander Holyfield, who retired in 2014.

Tyson, by comparison, hasn't had a professional fight since June 2005.

According to the executive director of the California State Athletic Commission, Andy Foster, Tyson and Jones won't be wearing headgear, and he thinks both fighters will be wearing 12-ounce gloves.

Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion of all time when he defeated Trevor Berbick in 1986 aged 20.

Tyson finished 50-6 with 44 knockouts while Jones, who last fought in February 2018, is 66-9 with 47 knockouts.

"It's 100 per cent of it looking to be Mike Tyson in the ring", Tyson said.

He was arrested for rape in 1991 and convicted in 1992, serving three years in prison before his 1995 release and return to the ring.

Foster said there had been talk that there would have been a boxing match between former world champion James Toney and former UFC champion Tito Ortiz on the undercard, but said Ortiz told him it wasn't going to happen.

Mike Tyson is reportedly making a comeback at the age of 56.

Jones Jr held titles at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight during the earlier part of his career, and has suggested that the fight will take place for charity.