The training videos that former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has been releasing on social media weren’t just for show, it turns out.
His first fight back will be against the legendary Roy Jones Jr. It's reported that the two will fight in an eight-round exhibition in California with no headgear and bigger gloves.
Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole confirmed the shock news, tweeting:
As per Yahoo, September 12 has now been set as the date for the fight, with the bout to be held at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California and available to watch on Triller and PPV.
So how will the exhibition bout work? Sadly, the two heavyweight legends will not be desperately seeking a knockout when they meet in the ring.
“This isn’t a situation where they’re going out there to try to take each other’s heads off,” Andy Foster, the executive director of the California State Athletic Commission, said.
“They’re just going to be in there moving around the ring and letting fans see these legends.”
Tyson's last fight was 15 years ago against Kevin McBride, a bout which saw the legendary American sadly retire on his stool.
As for Jones - who won world titles in four weight divisions - his last activity in the boxing game was back in 2018 when he beat Scott Sigmon by a unanimous decision.
However, despite Jones fighting at a professional standard some 13 years after Tyson's retirement, you still wouldn't bet against Iron Mike.
The 54-year-old has looked in incredible shape in his various workout videos ahead of this much-anticipated comeback.