UPDATED 8/9/20, 7:26 p.m. ET: The Athletic's Mike Coppinger reports that the highly anticipated bout between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. has been pushed back to a tentative date of November 28. The fight was originally scheduled for September 12.
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Mike Tyson has been prepping for a possible return to the ring for a few months now, and now it's finally happening. Tyson will fight Roy Jones Jr. in an 8-round exhibition match on September 12 in what is being dubbed the "Frontline Battle." The fight will be available on pay-per-view and on the social media platform Triller, and will include an undercard and live musical performances from top artists that have yet to be announced.
The fight will be the first event tied to Tyson's just-announced "Legends Only League," which he's launching in partnership with Eros Innovations. The league will help train veteran athletes across several sports to help them get back into professional form, basically aiding in giving them a second chance at a life in sports.
"It’s always been a dream of mine to create, build, and honor athletes,” Tyson said in a statement. “All athletes live to follow their dreams and fight for excellence. It’s something that is inherent in each of us and that drive never goes away. Legends Only League will support athletes in their individual sports, creating some of the most epic competitions, products and live events in the world.”
What better way to kick things off than with Tyson vs Jones Jr. Tyson hasn't fought since 2005, whereas Jones Jr.'s last fight was in 2018.