Mike Tyson is coming back to boxing at age 54.
The former heavyweight champion will meet four-division champion Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition match on Sept. 12 at Dignity Health Sports Park.
Tyson turned the youngest heavyweight champion in historical past when he gained the title in 1986 at age 20 and for a time was essentially the most feared fighter in boxing. But his profession turned suffering from distractions and he hasn’t boxed since 2005 after shedding his second straight fight.
He has sometimes teased a return with exercise movies and it’s lastly scheduled to occur.
Jones, 51, gained titles within the middleweight, tremendous middleweight and light heavyweight earlier than transferring up to win the heavyweight title in 2003, turning into the primary former middleweight champion to accomplish that in 106 years.
The event will air on pay-per-view and the social media music platform Triller. Further matches on the cardboard and musical entertainment will likely be introduced within the coming weeks.