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Mike Tyson returning to boxing ring for exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will return to the boxing ring for an exhibition fight against ex-four-weight world champion Roy Jones Jr.
 
The bout is scheduled to take place on September 12 in Los Angeles.
 
The 54 year old Tyson last fought professionally in 2005 when he was beaten by Irishman Kevin McBride in what was his sixth loss in 58 career contests.
 
Fellow American, 51 year old Jones, has not fought since beating Scott Sigmon in February 2018.
 
The California State Athletic Commission has sanctioned the fight.
 
Tyson became the youngest ever world heavyweight champion at 20 when he knocked out Trevor Berbick in 1986.
 
More recently, there had been talk of Tyson fighting former rival Evander Holyfield, who retired in 2014.


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