In Sept. 12 presentation game Mike Tyson to confront Roy Jones Jr.
Previous undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is making a rebound.
Tyson, 54, will battle Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round presentation on Sept. 12 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. The session will be communicated on pay-per-see just as media stage Triller. As per a news discharge, Triller will likewise show a 10-section docuseries paving the way to the session.
Tyson (50-6) has created a ruckus via web-based networking media the previous hardly any months as he posted film of himself preparing. He last battled 15 years back, when Kevin McBride halted Tyson in six rounds.
Tyson, clarified his thinking for an arrival to the ring.
“It’s because I can do it. And I believe other people believe they can do it too,” Tyson said. “Just because we are 54, it doesn’t mean that we have to start a new career and our lives are totally over. Not when you feel as beautiful as I do, and I’m sure that other people feel the same way.”
“I never took that many punches. After the last fight I had, I left and I lived my life, and I’ve been through some experiences, and now I’m back here. I feel like I took better care of my body and my state of mind than most of the fighters before me that retired and came back.”
Jones (66-9), at his pinnacle, was viewed as the most splendid fighter in the game, winning titles at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight. He had an eminent blend of speed, method and ring knowledge.
A month ago, Jones, 51, communicated enthusiasm for a potential session with Tyson.
“I’ve been trying to enjoy retirement, but people don’t seem to want to let me retire,” Jones said. “They keep calling me, telling me that Mike wants to come back, and that you’d be a great opponent for Mike.”
“We always wanted to see it, but I would’ve preferred it back then. Tyson is a hell of a specimen still. Still a problem to deal with. But at the same time, life is life, you only live once. You want to know what it’s like, you go in there and see. You still gotta see it.”
“Iron Mike” was viewed as one of the most fierce contenders on the planet. He turned into the most youthful heavyweight champion ever (at 20 years and four months) by halting Trevor Berbick in two rounds in November 1986.
Tyson at that point governed the division without risk of punishment, making nine fruitful resistances and bringing together the division before being resentful about Buster Douglas in February 1990.
Subsequent to going through three years in prison for an assault conviction, Tyson came back to confining 1995, at that point won the WBC and WBA heavyweight titles in 1996. Tyson’s last evident huge battle came in the mid year of 2002, when he was ended in eight adjusts by Lennox Lewis.
Concerning Jones, his profession declined after he was taken out by Antonio Tarver in 2004. That started a three-session losing streak, and a contender who was once viewed as unapproachable turned out to be increasingly more vulnerable to getting took out.
Jones last showed up in an expert session in February 2018, when he vanquished Scott Sigmon by choice. The keep going unmistakable name on his record, Enzo Maccarinelli, took out Jones in four rounds in Moscow in 2015.
Tyson didn’t appear to be too concerned when gotten some information about the hazard he and Jones face battling at their particular ages.
“We’re both accomplished fighters, we know how to take care of ourselves,” he said. “It’s an eight-round exhibition. And, listen, we’ll be all right. Trust me, we can take care of ourselves.”
The official executive of the California State Athletic Commission, said that he accepted there wouldn’t be headgear, however that the fighters would utilize 12-ounce gloves.
On Thursday evening, The Athletic announced that previous NBA player Nate Robinson and YouTube star Jake Paul had consented to battle on the undercard of Tyson-Jones.
For Robinson, a 3-time NBA sure thing champion, this will be his first fight. Paul has battled twice, most as of late scoring a first-round TKO of individual YouTube character AnEsonGib (known as Gib) back in January.