Mike Tyson to make boxing comeback against Roy Jones Jr

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has confirmed Roy Jones Jr as his opponent for his return to the ring at the age of 54.

Tyson, who dominated the heavyweight scene for almost 20 years after winning the title in 1987, will take on 51-year-old Jones in an eight-round exhibition in California on September 12.

Tyson announced the bout on Twitter, the first of his Legends Only League venture, with the words "I. AM. BACK."

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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, Mike Tyson attends a celebrity golf tournament in Dana Point, Calif. Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is set to join the Professional Fighters League and host the new series “Mike Tyson’s New Fight Game: The PFL." Tyson will conduct interviews with fighters, and musicians, entertainers and other famous fans of mixed martial arts. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
Mike Tyson honoured at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Mike Tyson arrives at the "Kickboxer: Retaliation" Premiere held at the ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. (Photo By Sthanlee B. Mirador/Sipa USA)
Mike Tyson attends "Undisputed Truth" Book Signing at Barnes & Noble 5th Avenue in New York City, NY, on November 13th, 2013. (Photo by Marco Sagliocco/Sipa USA)
Mike Tyson launches a new clothing range at Lillywhites sports department store in Piccadilly Circus, central London, where he also hosted an audience with fans.
America's Mike Tyson (right) in action against England's Danny Williams during their heavyweight contest at the Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Tyson was knocked out by Williams in the fourth round.
Mike Tyson weighs in at 16st 9lbs in Louisville, Kentucky in the United States of America, the home city of Muhammad Ali, on the eve of his heavyweight contest against Londoner Danny Williams at the Freedom Hall in Louisville. Tyson looked fit and focused before tonight's fight on, as he weighed in for his first fight since his 49-second blow-out of Clifford Etienne at the beginning of last year.
Britain's Lennox Lewis ducks under a rare Mike Tyson punch in their World Heaveyweight title fight at Pyramid Arena Memphis. Lewis knock out Tyson in the 8th round.

Jones last fought in 2018 while Tyson's last professional fight was a defeat by Kevin McBride 15 years ago.

Meanwhile, two-weight world champion Carl Frampton will return to action on Saturday, August 15 in a behind-closed doors fight against Armenian Vahram Vardanyan.

Fellow Belfast star Michael Conlan has also been added to the same BT Sport Summer Showdowns card and will face Frenchman Sofiane Takoucht.

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