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Who says we never get good news?
Today, it was announced that Mike Tyson will return to the ring to face Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition on Sept. 12 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
If that news isn’t enough to get you to budget for the fight, this video is here for you:
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) July 23, 2020
The legend vs. legend showdown will broadcast on pay-per-view and the multimedia platform Triller.
Tyson’s last boxing match was in 2015 against Kevin McBride, who stopped Tyson in six rounds.
“It’s because I can do it. And I believe other people believe they can do it too,” Tyson said to Max Kellerman this morning on First Take. “Just because we are 54, it doesn’t mean that we have to start a new career and our lives are totally over. Not when you feel as beautiful as I do, and I’m sure that other people feel the same way.
“I never took that many punches,” Tyson added. “After the last fight I had, I left and I lived my life, and I’ve been through some experiences, and now I’m back here. I feel like I took better care of my body and my state of mind than most of the fighters before me that retired and came back.”
It doesn’t matter how much this fight costs — it’ll likely be a ton — we are all in.