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Tyson, Jones fight postponed to November
Mike Tyson, Los Angeles California in June 2019
Mike Tyson, Los Angeles California in June 2019 Credit: Glenn Francis (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson's exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr. initially set for next month has been postponed to November, organisers said Tuesday.

In a statement, promotional company Triller said the fight in Los Angeles would now take place on November 28 to coincide with the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Tyson said, "Changing the date to November 28th will give more people the opportunity to see the biggest comeback in boxing history."

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Mike Tyson returns to boxing in an exhibition match against Roy Jones Jr.
Mike Tyson, Los Angeles California in June 2019
Mike Tyson, Los Angeles California in June 2019 Credit: Glenn Francis (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Former heavyweight champion and boxing legend Mike Tyson, 54, announced on Thursday that he will fight Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition on September 12.

During an interview on ESPN, Tyson explained the reasoning for his return to the ring: "It's because I can do it. And I believe other people believe they can do it too" he also 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."

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UFC star Tito Ortiz claims he was offered fight with Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson, Los Angeles California in June 2019
Mike Tyson, Los Angeles California in June 2019 Credit: Glenn Francis (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Mike Tyson's first opponent in the boxing superstar's comeback could be Tito Ortiz, a UFC Hall of Famer. Tyson has reportedly been in talks to return for a series of charity boxing matches

In an interview with TMZ, Ortiz stated:

“I got a phone call and, someone started asking me, ‘What do you think about fighting Mike Tyson?’"

"I was like, ‘Really?’ This is an opportunity that I like. I’m in.'"