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Mike Tyson to Face Roy Jones, Jr. While Launching New Sports League

Will face Roy Jones, Jr. in an exhibition match

Image Credit: Frank Micelotta/Fox Sports

The innanets have been abuzz with footage of “Iron” Mike Tyson, 54, training.

Now the legendary former undisputed heavyweight world champion, and entrepreneur has launched Mike Tyson’s Legends Only League. He has partnered with Eros Innovations.

However, according to Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports, Tyson will reportedly make his return to the ring in an eight-round exhibition against Roy Jones, Jr.

The undercard will feature boxers facing MMA fighters and the event is expected to take place in California, however, no date is available yet.

It’s a next-generation sports venture that provides full support and infrastructure to the world’s greatest athletes, bringing the best of the best back to the ring, onto the court, and back on the field.

The league will span live sporting events including tennis, basketball, boxing, and more.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to create, build, and honor athletes,” said Tyson. “All athletes live to follow their dreams and fight for excellence. It’s something that is inherent in each of us and that drive never goes away. Legends Only League will support athletes in their individual sports, creating some of the most epic competitions, products and live events in the world.”

Tyson, 54, kicked off his illustrious career at 20 years old when he became the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title, a record he still holds to this day.

Throughout his career, Tyson held the title of Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion from 1987 to 1990 and was also the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles.

Eros Innovations is a global venture creation group led by Sophie Watts that invests in and creates globally recognized businesses for celebrities across premium content, consumer products and live experiences. Mike Tyson’s Legends Only League is a sports league venture created by Mike Tyson and Eros Innovations.

Owners of Eros Innovations include Eros Investments, a media and tech investment holding company whose affiliate companies include Eros Now, India’s leading OOT platform with 186 million registered users.

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