Mike Tyson to fight Roy Jones in 8-round exhibition fight in Los Angeles

Mike Tyson to fight Roy Jones in 8-round exhibition fight in Los Angeles

- Mike Tyson's much-anticipated wait is finally over

- The 54-year-old will finally return to the rings in September and will face Roy Jones Jr

- This will be the first time in 15 years that the youngest boxer to become the heavyweight champion will be fighting

Mike Tyson will for the first time since 2005 return to the boxing rings as he trades punches with fellow boxing legend Roy Jones Jr.

The 54-year-old has been training heavily since the turn of the year confirming his plans to come out of retirement since sustained back-to-back defeats to Danny Williams and Kevin McBride.

BBC reports that the eight-round fight is scheduled to hold on September 12 in Los Angeles but the exact venue is is yet to be confirmed.

Tyson's initial opponent was one of his nightmares, Evander Holyfield, but he appeared to have been ruled out of the arrangement except if there other options.

Another news outlet Sport Bible claims the fight will also feature a 'boxer vs MMA fighter on the undercard.'

The youngest boxer to attain the heavyweight achievement had shared so many training video clips on social media, telling people how ready he was for his prospective foes.

Mike Tyson to fight Roy Jones in 8-round exhibition fight in Los Angeles

Mike Tyson on a red carpet event - Getty Images
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Tyson last tasted anything boxing in 2006 after facing Corey Sanders in a four-round exhibition but that was because he needed money having filed for bankruptcy.

Reports claim that fans will be able to watch the bout 9:00 pm ET on pay-per-view and will be streamed on Triller.

The multi-media platform has exclusive streaming rights to a 10-part series revolving around the fight which will also "iconic musical performances."

This will be the first event held under the 'Legends Only League' brand, which is a collaboration between Tyson and Eros Innovations.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Mike Tyson's much-awaited return to the boxing rings might have suffered a major setback as the former heavyweight champion is not planning to fight a non-boxer.

The 53-year-old was earlier touted to participate in an exhibition tourney in Australia but the American seems to have shut down the idea.

He felt it would be a mockery of the sport to be fighting a non-bonafide boxer, and would only faceoff with a boxer if he had to come out of retirement.

Source: Yen

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