At 54 years old, ‘Iron Mike’ is back. His comeback fight is against the legend Roy Jones Jr., 51, on September 12th. This was reported by Kevin Iole at Yahoo Sports. The two boxing icons will compete in an 8-round exhibition bout called ‘Frontline Battle.’ Mike Tyson has not competed professionally since 2005 versus Kevin Mc Bride. Roy Jr.’s last fight in 2018, when he defeated Scott Sigmon and won the German WBU cruiserweight title.
Mike Tyson also announced the Legends Only League on Thursday. This will be a platform for retired athletes to compete, which is a pretty cool concept. In a statement Tyson said, “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.” He continued, “Legends Only League will support athletes in their individual sports, creating some of the most epic competitions, products and live events in the world.”
The fight will be available on Pay-per-view and on the social media platform, Triller. Triller is a social media platform similar to TikTok. The social media platform is backed by The Weeknd, Future, Snoopdog, Pitbull, Marshmello, and other large players in the entertainment space. There will also be a docuseries that will be featured on the social media platform.
Rumors were circulating that Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship was wiling to pay $20 million for a bout between Mike Tyson and MMA legend Wanderlei Silva. YouTube star Jake Paul is in talks with former NBA player Nate Robinson to fight on the preliminary card. UFC Hall of Famer, and former UFC lightheavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz also tried to score a bout with Tyson.