Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr are to return to the boxing ring years after their retirement in an eight round exhibition fight later this year.
The exhibition match will take place in Los Angeles, California in the United State of America on the 12th of September.
Mike Tyson, 54, has been showing himself in the gym, training for the legendary bout. The former champion retired well over a decade as he his last fight came in the year 2005.
The pair are expected to wear larger gloves and head gears to reduce to the nearest minimum the impacts of the contacts during the fight.
Roy Jones Jr, 51, took to his Instagram page to express his excitement ahead of the fight. In the post he said, “I am happy that this fight between me and Mike Tyson will happen! I was always ready and will be ready this time as well. I want all my fans to support me and tune in. It’s gonna be epic.”
He concluded his Instagram post with three boxing emojis and #miketyson #royjones #bestfight #bestfighters @mercedesmisic18.
Roy Jones Jr has a more recent fight compared to his opponent, Mike Tyson, after his fight in the year 2017 and 2018. The 51 year old won on both occasions.