Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson will make a much anticipated return to the ring when he faces four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition bout on September 12.
The eight-round fight will be part of a three-hour pay per view event, which has also obtained streaming rights to a 10-part docuseries featuring behind-the-scenes, pre-fight footage leading up to the bout.
Tyson teased fans about a possible return to the ring in May when the 53-year- old boxer posted videos of himself training.
Tyson later said he was interested in returning to the ring to raise money for charity and potential opponents immediately began to line up for a crack at the fighter known as “Iron Mike”.
Old rival Evander Holyfield and New Zealand rugby great Sonny Bill Williams were among those reported to be in line for the fight before Jones Jr. was chosen.
The 51-year-old Jones, who has simultaneously held a record seven belts, last fought in 2018.