Former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will have the opportunity to win a belt in his comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr. on November 28. The legendary pair were supposed to clash on September 12 in an eight-round exhibition bout. However, the fight was postponed earlier this week as both parties look to maximize profits from the event.
Tyson told TMZ Sports that delaying the fight will give more people a chance to see it.
“Changing the date to November 28th will give more people the opportunity to see the biggest comeback in boxing history,” Tyson said
“This temporary inconvenience will last longer than Roy Jones Jr. He better be ready, I’m coming full force.”
Originally it was reported Tyson-Jones Jr will not have judges but that is no longer the case. According to TMZ there will be judges involved to score the bout and one of the four sanctioning bodies will award the winner a specially commissioned belt.
As well as this new information we also have found out a couple more of the undercard fights that will take place on the November 28 pay-per-view event. Former two-division world champion Badou Jack will feature on the card. The 36-year-old hasn’t fought since dropping a split decision against Jean Pascal at the end of 2019. Jack is currently on a winless run and hasn’t had his hand raised in victory since beating Nathan Cleverly back in 2017. The Swedish standout will be hoping to put that right against the unbeaten but unheralded Blake McKernan.
Also added to the card is Mayweather Promotions prospect Viddal Riley. He will square off against former UFC fighter Rashad Coulter who has one boxing fight on his record – a first round KO win that came back in 2015.
The already announced bout between Youtuber Jake Paul and ex-NBA star Nate Robinson will still go ahead despite the fact Paul is currently having trouble with the law.
What do you make of the fights added to the Tyson-Jones Jr undercard?