Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr will return to the ring for an eight-round exhibition fight on September 12 in Los Angeles.
Tyson, 54, and Jones, 51, are legends of American boxing but will be making shock comebacks.
Meanwhile, it is expected that they will wear headgear and use larger gloves.
Jones who was interviewed by Sports.ru ahead of the announcement said he could not refuse such an offer;
“I had no intention of going back and fighting again but, for the sake of Mike Tyson, I agree to make an exception,”
Jones continued by saying;
“For me, this is an opportunity that I cannot refuse. Of all those who wanted to go into the ring with him, he chose me. And since he did that, how can I say no?”
Tyson last fought in 2005, retiring after refusing to continue a non title bout with Kevin McBride in the sixth round.
Source: Dennis Mensah