Yahoo Sports reported today that legendary boxer Mike Tyson plans to return to boxing to face Roy Jones Jr. on Sept. 12 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Tyson has also posted a video on his Instagram page in which he announced the formation of the Legends Only League, which will bring back legends from other sports. The fight will be an 8 round exhibition where both contestants will wear gloves larger than normal, however they would not wear headgear.
“This isn’t a situation where they’re going out there to try to take each other’s heads off,” California State Athletic Commission executive director Andy Foster told Yahoo Sports. “They’re just going to be in there moving around the ring and letting fans see these legends.”
Tyson and Chris Jericho had a confrontation on the May 27 episode of AEW Dynamite, and Jericho had hinted on multiple occasions that Tyson would have continued involvement with AEW.
It is unlikely that Tyson will have a match against Jericho on a big AEW show as Tyson’s exhibition boxing match will be one week after AEW’s All Out PPV which is scheduled for September 5.
You can view Tyson’s announcement of his new league below: