While the highly anticipated boxing match between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. is still expected to happen, it will take place later than originally anticipated.
Sources close to the situation confirmed to MMA Fighting that the eight-round exhibition match between Tyson and Jones Jr. scheduled for Sept. 12 has been postponed, following an initial report from The Athletic. The targeted date to re-book the fight between former world champions is Nov. 28.
The reason for the postponement is unclear, per sources.
Tyson, 54, retired in 2005 following a loss to Kevin McBride after not answering the bell in the seventh round. “Iron” has lost a considerable amount of weight and looks to be in tremendous shape ahead of his return to the ring.
Jones Jr., 51, told MMA Fighting in a recent interview that he expects Tyson to be a dangerous threat for the first three rounds and to “throw hammers” his way despite the bout being contested under exhibition rules.
MMA Fighting recently confirmed that the pay-per-view price tag for the event was set for $49.99 and would be streamed through cable, satellite and social media platform Triller. No word if that is still the case for the new targeted date.