- Mike Tyson has continued to prepare for his return in September
- The 54-year-old will battle Roy Jones Jr in Califonia in an eight-round exhibition fight
- Fans in the US will pay about $50 on Pay Per View to watch the epic fight between the two titans
Legendary boxer Mike Tyson has confirmed he will return to the rings in a fight against Roy Jones Jr in September in an eight-round exhibition competition.
This will be the first time the 54-year-old will be participating in any competitive boxing since he hung up his gloves in 2005.
The two retired boxers are scheduled to face-off on September 12 in California with the fight set to be live on TV as reported by Daily Star.
Tyson confirmed he would be stepping back into the rings for the first time in 15 years after returning to the gym earlier this year.
He quickly started working on his fitness and got back into shape in no time with his fierce movement and punches sending his fans into a frenzy.
Apart from the Tyson vs Jones fight, Daily Star reveals that there will be an undercard and the potential cost of following the action has become clearer.
The Athletic reveals that fans in the United States will cough up about $49.99, which is equivalent to around £39 to watch the fight.
Despite its non-competitiveness, the joy of seeing Tyson fight again means Pay Per View prices are hefty, meanwhile, subscription to watch in the UK has not been disclosed.
Meanwhile, part of the deal will be to stop the fight the moment either Tyson or Jones suffers a cut and this is giving the fans a lot of concern.
California State Athletic Commission executive director Andy Foster spoke to Boxingscene.com: “Tyson and Jones Jr won’t be wearing headgear for the fight.
“They’ll be lacing up 12-ounce gloves and there won’t be any judges present at the fight to score the action.
“So, technically there won’t be a winner unless a knockout somehow occurs. Or, either fighter is deemed unfit to continue.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that Mike Tyson will for the first time since 2005 return to the boxing rings as he trades punches with fellow boxing legend Roy Jones Jr.
The 54-year-old has been training heavily since the turn of the year confirming his plans to come out of retirement since he sustained back-to-back defeats to Danny Williams and Kevin McBride.
BBC reports that the eight-round fight is scheduled to be held on September 12 in Los Angeles, but the exact venue is yet to be confirmed.