Initially scheduled to take place on September 12th, the new official fight date for Mike Tyson‘s comeback to the ring is November 28th, 2020 and he will face former Olympian and former four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr (66-9-0 47).
Regarding the change of date, former undisputed heavyweight world champion Tyson (50-6-0, 44 KOs=88%) said, “Changing the date to November 28th will give more people the opportunity to see the biggest comeback in boxing history. This temporary inconvenience will last longer than Roy Jones Jr. He better be ready, I’m coming full force.”
Before signing with Roy Jones Junior (66-9-0, 47 knockouts), ‘Iron’ Mike tried to negotiate also with Evander Holyfield but the deal failed to materialize.
WHERE IS THE TYSON JONES FIGHT?
The Roy Jones vs Tyson exhibition is scheduled to take place at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California (USA), a multiple-use sports complex with his main 27,000-seat soccer stadium and a 8,000-seat boxing stadium (StubHub Center).
MIKE TYSON VS ROY JONES JR FIGHT CARD:
Besides the main fight Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr (which we will analyze in the coming days), seven bouts have also been announced for the card:
Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson
Jake Paul (1-0-0) is an American YouTuber, Internet influencer, actor and musician (you can see his last bout here: Jake Paul vs AnEsonGib) while Nathaniel Robinson is a former NBA professional basketball player who will make is boxing pro debut in November.
Badou Jack vs Blake McKernan
Badou Jack (22-3-3) is a former Olympian and former world champion in two different weight classes (here is his last bout: Badou Jack vs Jean Pascal) while McKernan is an undefeated U.S. Army veteran with a pro record of 13-0-0.
Viddal Riley vs Rashad Coulter
Viddal Riley (4-0-0) is a British professional boxer, YouTuber, rapper and internet personality currently signed with Mayweather Promotions while Rashad Coulter is an American professional mma fighter (9-5-0) who competed also for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and for Bellator (his pro boxing record is 1-0-0).
TYSON vs JONES UNDERCARD
Jamaine Ortiz vs Nahir Albright
Irvin Gonzalez vs Edward Vazquez
Joe Cusumano vs Nick Jones
Where: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California, USA
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Roy Jones Jr vs Mike Tyson official video trailer: