Mike Tyson’s return to the boxing ring towards Roy Jones Jr will now happen on November 28 after the preliminary date was scrapped.
The previous heavyweight champions confirmed in July they might meet each other in September in an exhibition bout.
Nevertheless, this date has now modified to Thanksgiving Weekend and also will characteristic former two-weight world champion Badou Jack.
“Altering the date to November 28th will give extra individuals the chance to see the largest comeback in boxing historical past,” Tyson mentioned in an announcement to TMZ Sports activities.
“This non permanent inconvenience will last more than Roy Jones Jr. He higher be prepared, I’m coming full drive.”
In addition to judges at ringside for the bout, one of many 4 important sanctioning our bodies on the planet of boxing will award the victor a specifically designed belt.
The 54-year-old needs to combat in entrance of a reside crowd, one thing which was not thought-about as a part of the Carson, California card in September.
The Dignity Well being Sports activities Park is scheduled to host Tyson’s bout towards Jones Jr although it’s claimed the combat may very well be moved to Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
The stadium can seat 80,000 followers, however may function below strict social distancing measures which may nonetheless seat as much as 20,000 followers.
Former super-middleweight and light-heavyweight Jack will return on the cardboard towards Blake ‘The Beast’ McKernan, a 33-year-old with a 13-Zero file who has spent his profession as a cruiserweight.
The 36-year-old from Sweden is donating a portion of his combat examine to the Badou Jack Basis to ‘proceed to giving children throughout the globe a combating likelihood in life.’
Additionally added, Mayweather Promotions prospect Viddal Riley will enter the ring towards Rashad Coulter, a former MMA fighter who competed within the UFC till 2018.