Mike Tyson and Roy Jones have each confirmed they may meet each other in an eight-round exhibition bout in September.
The previous world heavyweight champion has not been seen within the ring since 2003 when he misplaced to journeyman Kevin McBride.
Nonetheless, after returning to coaching with legendary MMA coach Rafael Cordeiro, the 54-year-old is now making ready to face a real legend of the game.
Jones Jr is a four-weight world champion and gained the heavyweight world championship in 2003, the identical 12 months Tyson final fought.
He wrote on Instagram: “I’m joyful that this struggle between me and Mike Tyson will occur!
“I used to be all the time prepared and shall be prepared this time as effectively. I need all my followers to assist me and tune in. Its gonna [sic] be epic.”
However what do we all know in regards to the struggle up to now?
The place is it and can followers be allowed?
The struggle will happen on the Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in Carson, California. Previously generally known as Residence Depot Middle and StubHub Middle, the venue is the house of the Los Angeles Galaxy.
The $150million venue opened in 2003 and may host 27,000 followers. Nonetheless, none shall be in attendance due to the present state of affairs concerning COVID-19.
When is it?
The struggle will happen on September 12 at 9pm ET (1am GMT).
How can I watch it?
Jones and Tyson shall be combating on pay-per-view in addition to on multi-media platform, Triller.
The leisure platform (launched to rival Tik-Tok) has additionally obtained unique streaming rights to the soon-to-be-released, ten-part docuseries that includes behind-the-scenes, pre-fight footage, releasing two episodes per week main as much as the match.
A 3-hour stay occasion airing globally, the Tyson vs. Jones struggle is ready for eight rounds and shall be one in all a number of exhilarating fights happening in the course of the broadcast.
Who else is combating on the cardboard?
In line with US journalist Kevin Iole, a collection of bouts that includes boxer vs MMA fighters are being lined up for the undercard.
YouTube star Jake Paul, brother of Logan, has confirmed he shall be going through former NBA star Nate Robinson earlier than the primary occasion.
This program may even embrace iconic musical performances to be introduced within the coming weeks.
Will or not it’s a licensed bout?
The exhibition struggle has been sanctioned by the California State Athletic Fee, though each males will put on bigger, 12-ounce gloves.
Roy Jones Jr has informed The Athletic he plans to weigh round 205lbs for the bout, making it a heavyweight conflict.
Neither man will put on a head guard for the bout, with government director Andy Foster confirming to Yahoo Sports activities the temper shall be comparatively sombre.
“This isn’t a state of affairs the place they’re going on the market to attempt to take one another’s heads off,” Foster stated.
“They’re simply going to be in there transferring across the ring and letting followers see these legends.”