Is Mike Tyson returning to boxing after 15 long years? Yes, that is correct. After his last professional fight, Tyson is reportedly set to face Roy Jones Jr in an eight-round exhibition bout on September 12.
The bout is scheduled to be held at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Tyson was undisputed heavyweight boxer in the late 80’s and early 90’s. He has a career record of 50 wins, six losses, and two ‘no contests,’. Forty Four of his wins come by way of knockout. Tyson is regarded as the second best boxer of all time behind Muhammad Ali.
He has not won a fight since 2003. In 2006, he fought in an exhibition tour to help pay off mounting debt, and hasn’t been back in a ring since then.
Tyson has also announced the formation of Legends Only league to provide a platform for retired athletes to return to competition across a variety of sports.