In the year of our lord Tiger King 2020 ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson, at 54 years young is making a comeback September 13th against another boxing legend, 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr. Tyson was the youngest heavyweight champion of the world in boxing history by the time Jones Jr. was robbed of the gold medal, at the 1988 Summer Olympics, in Seoul, South Korea.
According to an article from mymmanews.com, Classic Entertainment & Sports (CES), is the parent company to CES MMA. They will act as promoter and matchmaker for this unique event. At a time when baseball and basketball are attempting to fire back up their seasons, mixed martial arts has led the way in the age of COVID-19.
CES will host the most anticipated comeback in sports history since Michael Jordan laced up a pair of Nikes for the Washington Wizards, at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. The event will feature several MMA vs. boxing matches along with a boxing match featuring prominent Youtuber Jake Paul against former NBA point guard Nate Robison.
The promotion hasn’t finished announcing bouts for what is shaping up to be an iconic night in combat sports history and a welcome distraction in these difficult times. Jones Jr. and Tyson are virtually even on the tale of the tape despite the fact Jones Jr. spent most of his career fighting at light heavyweight and below. He also has the more recent experience in the ring, his last pro fight took place in 2018, as opposed to 2005 for ‘Kid Dynamite.’