Veteran boxer Mike Tyson of his era will again appear on the ring and this time he will face Roy Jones. The California Athletic Commission has approved the next month’s match between Tyson and Jones on this basis.
54-year-old Mike Tyson will roar in the ring again
This will be just an exhibition match. However, these former champions said that they are not just considering it as an exhibition match and are taking it seriously.
Tyson told an online press conference, ‘Isn’t this the real competition? This is the match between Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones. I am coming for the match and that too is coming for the match and that is all you need to know.
Promoters have announced that the match between 54-year-old Tyson and 51-year-old Jones will take place on November 28 at the Los Angeles Staples Center. It will be a round of eight. Each round will be of two minutes.
Tyson last played an official match in June 2005 and the former heavyweight champion has not won any titles since 1996. Jones fought his last match in February 2018.
Jones said that the inside match against Tyson cannot be limited to exhibition. However, California Commission officials have made it clear that these two boxers should not try to hurt each other. Jones said, “Can anyone think that it is just an exhibition match against the great Mike Tyson coming down to the ring.”