Mike Tyson to return for exhibition match against Jones Jr.

Posted at 1:22 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 16:22:55-04

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — 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 outside Los Angeles.

Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history when he won the title in 1986 at age 20 and for a time was the most feared fighter in boxing. But his career became littered with distractions and he hasn’t boxed since 2005 after losing his second straight fight.

The 51-year-old Jones won titles at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight.

The event will air on pay-per-view and the social media music platform Triller.