Two of the best boxers in the world are officially set to clash with one another. It was recently announced that Mike Tyson’s return fight will be against Roy Jones Jr. Fighting in an exhibition bout for charity, the news has caused a stir in the boxing world.
In association with Tyson’s Legends Only League, the bout will be on PPV and Triller. Both fighters were prepared for the announcement, as a promo video was shared to get you invested in the fight. Tyson and Jones both discussed the importance of the fight and what it means to them as boxers.
Tyson (50-6, 2 NC) made his professional debut in 1985 and quickly rose up the ranks in the boxing world. He ended up knocking out Trevor Berbick in the second round of their fight in 1986 to win the WBC Heavyweight Title. He became the youngest world heavyweight champion of all time at 20. His last fight as a pro was a loss at the hands of Kevin McBride in 2005.
“Human beings are not meant to be humble,” stated Tyson to start the video. “We weren’t born to be humble. We were born to be humbled. That’s why we’re here.”
Jones (66-9) won the IBF middleweight Title in 1993 against Bernard Hopkins. He then moved up in weight to light-heavyweight, where he won the WBA, IBO, WBC, and IBF Light-Heavyweight Titles. “Captain Hook” became the first middleweight champion to win heavyweight gold in 2003, beating John Ruiz via unanimous decision. He ended his career on a four-fight win streak in the cruiserweight division in 2018.
“Boxing’s a brutal sport, Jones said. “He (Tyson) dominated. His legs are huge, his thighs are huge, his arms are huge, his neck is huge. It’s very risky yes, but God’s in control of all. I was beating everybody in every weight class I was in, what are you going to do?
“It’s like David and Goliath; he’s a giant… and I’m little old David who has God on my side.”
The fight between the two will take place on September 12 from inside the Dignity Health Sports Arena.