Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is returning to the boxing ring in September.
Tyson, 54, will fight 51 year-old Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition match on Sept. 12 at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Jones Jr was one of the most dominant fighters of the 90s and early 2000s.
He is a former world title holder in four different weight classes.
While Tyson hasn’t fought since 2005, Jones Jr. boxed in 2018.
According to Yahoo Sports columnist Kevin Iole, Tyson has reserved the facility for that date.
Iole quoted a California State Athletic Commission official who said that he’d recently met with Tyson and Jones about the specifics of the bout—which will be fought without headgear, but with larger-than-normal 12-ounce gloves.
It was earlier reported that he rejected a chance to make a staggering $20 million in a bare-knuckle fight.
The 54-year-old has been touted to stage a sensational return to the rings for the first time since 2005 with a lot of mouthwatering deals.
Tyson hinted he could come out of retirement this year after returning to the gym to shape up for the battles ahead.
He has since then been linked with several deals amounting to a huge amount of money – with the latest coming from the bare-knuckle contest.