Iron’ Mike Tyson is back – reportedly. The 54-year-old Brooklyn native is set to make a shock return from his 2005 retirement, with a matchup against fellow Hall of Famer, Roy Jones Jr. in the works for September.
Sources close to Fight Bananas told how a matchup between former WBC, IBF and WBA world heavyweight champion, Tyson, and former WBC, IBF, and WBA world light heavyweight titleholder, Jones Jr. – is targeted for an event this fall. The bout is reportedly scheduled for four rounds.
Polarizing knockout artist, Tyson has been teasing a stunning comeback recently, fifteen-year since he last entered the ring – posting training videos on his social media. Numerous opponents were floated over previous months, with a third bout opposite Evander Holyfield rumoured continuously. With an incredible forty-four knockouts coming from fifty professional triumphs, the once-revered ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ has managed stoppages of Peter McNeeley, Frank Bruno, Marvis Frazier, Trevor Berbick, Larry Holmes, Michael Spinks, and Bruce Seldon to name a few.
With his last venture to the squared circle coming back in February of 2018 – Pensacola native, Jones Jr. has certainly been the more active of the two forces in recent years. Jones Jr, 51, has won his last four bouts, with his most recent defeat coming when paired with Enzo Maccarinelli in December 2015. The seventy-five fight veteran has scored a whopping forty-seven knockout wins, laying claim to the likes of Bernard Hopkins, James Toney, Montell Griffin, Antonio Tarver, and Félix Trinidad.