Mike Tyson’s much-awaited return to boxing in a fight between himself and Roy Jones Jr scheduled to take place on September 12 has been postponed.
The two boxing legends were supposed to meet inside the squared circle in a special eight-round exhibition fight next month but the California-based pay-per-view event, as being billed as ‘Frontline Battle’ which was set to be streamed live on Triller, has now been called-off and postponed till further notice.
According to The Ring, the bout will instead take place at the same location at Dignity Health Park, Carson, but two months later on November 28.
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) August 6, 2020
It’s said the main reason for the postponement is because Tyson’s representatives feel a rescheduling could bring extra revenue – a sentiment Jones and his team concurred with.
The highly-anticipated comeback from the legendary Mike Tyson at the ripe old age of 54 – 15 years on from his disappointing defeat to Kevin McBride – was announced a while back after ‘Iron’ Mike got himself in some incredible fighting shape.
Jones was then confirmed as his first opponent last month in what promises to be an interesting spectacle, to say the least.
It’s been reported that a boxer vs MMA fighter is to be on the undercard, and there will be “iconic musical performances” in the three-hour programme – with rap icons Eminem and Lil Wayne two of the names mentioned.
The set of rules are also especially different, with the duo wearing heavier gloves and no judges scoring the fight.
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