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Boxing legend Mike Tyson returning to fight Roy Jones Jr., in 8-round exhibition

Boxing legend Mike Tyson returning to fight Roy Jones Jr., in 8-round exhibition
Posted at 3:15 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 17:15:49-04

Boxing legend and Las Vegas resident Mike Tyson isn’t just fighting sharks during the Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week this year, he is also stepping back into the ring.

Yahoo Sports has confirmed that 54-year-old Tyson and 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr. will fight on Sept. 12 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

Tyson’s last fight was in June 2005 against Kevin McBride (he lost). Jones last fought in February 2018.

According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, former NBA player Nate Robinson and YouTube star Jake Paul will fight as an undercard.

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Tyson has started a new venture titled Legends Only League.

The purpose of the league is to bring back legends of all sports.

Tyson is inviting legends of all sports to join him in the league. He has not specified how they will compete.

The in an 8-round exhibition match known as the "Frontline Battle" will be available to watch on Pay-Per-View and the social media platform Triller.

KTNV's Joyce Lupiani first reported this story.