Saturday, March 6, 2021

Mike Tyson Announces Return to Ring with Roy Jones Jr., Launches ‘Legends Only League’

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*Mike Tyson has been hinting at his return to the ring for a few months now, and it’s finally happening. 

The boxing champ will fight Roy Jones Jr. in an 8-round exhibition match on September 12, that will be available on both pay-per-view and on social media platform Triller.

The fight – dubbed the Frontline Battle — will take place in Florida, TMZ reports.

The news comes a day after Tyson-announced his  “Legends Only League,”  which will support older athletes hoping to return to their 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.”

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Introducing my new venture. Legends Only League, bringing back legends of all sports. @legendsonlyleague Link in bio.

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Meanwhile, Tyson hasn’t fought since 2005, and Jones Jr.’s last fight was in 2018.

Tyson posted a couple of training videos on Instagram in May, around the same time he announced his boxing comeback.

After going a few rounds in the clip, Tyson turns to the camera and says, “I’m back.”

Fans quickly commented on the post with words of encouragement. 

“Anything is possible when you are smart about it,” Tyson, 53, wrote via Instagram. “Train Smart. Recover Smarter. @smartcups #SmartCups #baddestmanontheplanet #stillthebaddestmanontheplanet @tysonranchofficial @coppergel #tysonranch SmartCups.com

Check out the clip below.

“I’ve been working out, I’ve been trying to get in the ring. I think I’m going to box some exhibitions and get in shape,” Tyson told rapper T.I. on his podcast, according to Yahoo Sports.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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