After waiting for over 15 years to see Mike Tyson back in the ring, fans have suffered another blown. According to reports, the fight between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr has been postponed. So, fans might have to wait a bit more to see champ in the action.
As per a report by The Athletic the much awaited eight-round exhibition fight between the two ring icons has been delayed. The report states that the fight will now take place on November 28 instead of September 12.
The reason behind the delay is being reported to allow further promotion. They are looking to attract more big television deals for pay-per-view opportunities in different markets.
Jones Jr. reportedly approves the date change
Tyson has been out of the ring for over 15 years after he lost to Kevin McBride in 2005. But before that he was the most feared fighter in the Boxing.
After 2005, Tyson had lost his nickname ‘the baddest man on Earth’. But now he has somewhat started showing his ‘baddest’ part through his remarkable training videos.
According to California State Athletic Commission director Andy Foster, the bout is scheduled to take place with 12oz gloves. Foster has already clarified that none of the two will be legitimately seeking a knockout.
The undercard of the event is also featuring a series of some other unusual fights. One of them is between YouTube star Jake Paul and former NBA star Nate Robinson.
Besides, Jone Jr is still considered to be the most technically gifted boxer in recent generations. The fighter has last fought in February 2018. He has left an exceptional record of 12-1 in the alag seven years of his championship-laden career.