The show between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., scheduled for September 12 in Carson, Calif., Has been postponed, according to sources at The Athletic. The new tentative date for the event is November 28.
– Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) August 9, 2020
The exhibition match between legendary boxing champions Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. will take place a few months later than planned.
According to a report from The Athletic, the fight, which was originally scheduled for September 12, has been postponed to November 28. ESPN reports that the event organizers “needed more time to make international TV deals and sort out the issues.” the pay-per-view. The fight will headline a pay-per-view event at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. And will be contested over eight rounds. Tyson and Jones Jr. will be allowed to wear 12-ounce gloves, and California State Athletic Commission executive director Andy Foster said the fight would be considered an exhibition instead of a normal fight. The price of the event would be $ 49.99.
Tyson, 54 (50-6, 44 KOs) hasn’t competed since retiring on his stool in a loss to Kevin McBride in 2005. At his peak, “Iron” Mike was the youngest champion. heavyweight of sport. history at 20 and held the undisputed crown from 1987 to 1990. The former heavyweight king recently revealed that he plans to start a Legends Only League, a promotion that will reserve aging fighters for each other.
Jones Jr. (66-9 47 KOs), 51, last entered the ring in 2018 and left Sweet Science on a four-game winning streak. During a decorated career, Jones Jr. captured middleweight, super middleweight, light and heavy belts. Jones Jr. currently operates his own organization, Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions, which broadcasts its events on UFC Fight Pass.