If you’re one of those who are already looking forward to the exhibition match between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., you may need to wait a little longer.
According to The Athletic’s Mike Coppinger, the September 12 bout will be pushed back to November 28. No further details were laid out, with regards to the reason of the possible postponement.
The exhibition between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., scheduled for Sept. 12 in Carson, California, has been postponed, sources tell The Athletic. The new tentative date for the event is Nov. 28— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) August 9, 2020
From mere rumors about returning after a 15-year absence, Tyson signed on the dotted line in late July. Betting lines went out a few days later, showing “Iron Mike” as the -170 favorite. Late last week, the official poster was finally released.
Both elite fighters hold decorated careers and multiple world titles, but never got to face each other during their prime. The last time the 54-year-old Tyson set foot in a boxing ring was in June 2005 against journeyman Kevin McBride, who knocked him out in the sixth round.
The 51-year-old Jones stayed a bit more active, competing as recent as February 2018. He fought against Scott Sigmon and won by unanimous decision.