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Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr poster for Sept. 12 boxing bout

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Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson will make his return to the “Sweet Science” to battle fellow aging pugilist Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition bout planned for Sat., Sept. 12, 2020 inside Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

Now the event has an official poster, which features Tyson on the right despite having top billing. I know that kind of thing doesn’t matter to the average fan and probably shouldn’t matter to me either, but c’mon Triller.

Tyson, 54, has not competed since his Kevin McBride loss way back in 2005, but recent videos of the “Iron” man pounding the pads has renewed interest in his boxing return. As for Jones Jr., 51, his last bout was decision victory over Scott Sigmon in early 2018.

According to the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), the Tyson-Jones headliner is supposed to be a glorified sparring match and not an actual “go for broke” type showdown, which makes it hard to justify the $49.99 price tag.

I’ll probably buy it anyway.