Mike Tyson is making a comeback… and so is Roy Jones Jr.
According to reports, Tyson, who is 54, is making a comeback and will fight Roy Jones Jr. (51) in an eight-round exhibition match on Sept. 12.
Tyson, in an appearance on ESPN’s First Take on Thursday, explained his reasoning for a return to the ring. – ESPN
“It’s because I can do it. And I believe other people believe they can do it too,” Tyson said. “Just because we are 54, it doesn’t mean that we have to start a new career and our lives are totally over. Not when you feel as beautiful as I do, and I’m sure that other people feel the same way.
“I never took that many punches. After the last fight I had, I left and I lived my life, and I’ve been through some experiences, and now I’m back here.”
“I feel like I took better care of my body and my state of mind than most of the fighters before me that retired and came back.”
Last month, Jones, 51, expressed interest in a possible bout with Tyson.
“I’ve been trying to enjoy retirement, but people don’t seem to want to let me retire,” Jones said. “They keep calling me, telling me that Mike wants to come back, and that you’d be a great opponent for Mike.
“We always wanted to see it, but I would’ve preferred it back then. Tyson is a hell of a specimen still. Still a problem to deal with. But at the same time, life is life, you only live once. You want to know what it’s like, you go in there and see. You still gotta see it.”
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Breaking: Mike Tyson is making a comeback and will fight Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition on September 12.
Tyson, 54, hasn't fought since losing to Kevin McBride in 2005. pic.twitter.com/xT4hAMzV9I
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