Boxing legend Mike Tyson making a comeback at the age of 54!
Galatta | Jul 24, 2020, 04:34 pm
Anybody who follows the sport of boxing would know how highly Mike Tyson is revered as a legend! He was born in Brroklyn, New York, in the United States of America, on June 30, 1966! Currently 54 years old, Tyson was an active professional boxer from 1985 to 2005. During this period, he won 50 of his 58 professional fights and became the world's youngest heavyweight champion in history, when he won the title in 1986, at the age of 20! Once, called the 'baddest man on the planet', Tyson was the most famous boxer of his times and is still looked up to, with awe! Mike Tyson's career was riddled with controversies but he had the power for a single-punch knockout and his opponents feared him in the ring!
Earlier, Tyson had teased his fans about a comeback, by posting videos of himself in training! One video showed him hitting the pads with absolute power-packed fury, before signing off with the words, "I'm back!" A few days later, reports stated that Mike Tyson wanted to return to boxing to raise money for charity. This set off a mad scramble and opponents began lining up to get a chance to go toe-to-toe in the ring with 'Iron' Mike Tyson! One of Tyson's biggest rivals from the past - Evander Holyfield was also considered as a potential opponent. Now, it has been confirmed that Mike Tyson will indeed be getting back to the ring. He will be fighting against 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr., in an 8-round exhibition match, on September 12th!
Triller, the virtual social media & music platform, has bagged the rights to telecast this match on a pay-per-view model and it has also bagged the streaming rights to a 10-part docu-series featuring behind-the-scenes action, pre-fight training and other such! Mike Tyson became the first heavyweight champion to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles, simultaneously! However, his opponent Roy Jones is no pushover either, with a record of simultaneously holding seven belts! Jones last fought professionally in 2018 while Tyson's last professional fight was in 2005. He lost to Kevin McBride in this fight and retired, subsequently! This fight between Tyson and Jones is expected to happen in Los Angeles and both of them would be sporting headgear and 16 oz gloves! Stay tuned for updates...