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Mike Tyson lines up Roy Jones for comeback fight

Mike Tyson lines up Roy Jones for comeback fight

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has line up an exhibition fight against old foe Roy Jones.

Iron Mike has all but not entered the ring since retiring from the sport over a decade and half ago.

However, he has been talking about a comeback fight in recent months and his opponent has now been confirmed to be Jones.

The 54-year-old will return to the ring to take on the ex-four-weight world champion on September 12 in Los Angeles.

Tyson retired from boxing in 2005, having lost to Irishman Kevin McBride in what proved to be his exiting bout.

He bowed out as one of the greatest heavyweights of all time and, at a point, held the WBA, WBC, and IBF belts at the same time.

Jones, on the other hand, hanged his gloves as recently as 2018, when he beat Scott Sigmon in his last fight.

During a glittering career, Jones won titles in the middleweight, super-middleweight, light-heavyweight and heavyweight divisions.

The California State Athletic Commission has sanctioned an eight-round bout between the pair.

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