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Mike Tyson sets date for second comeback fight after Roy Jones Jr draw

Mike Tyson has pinpointed a date and a venue for his next fight as he makes good on his promise to take to the ring this year.

The former undisputed heavyweight champion faced off with Roy Jones Jr in an eight-round exhibition bout in Los Angeles last November.

The fight was scored a draw and Tyson later declared he is targeting another showdown in 2021, saying: “It’ll be better this time.”

He added: “It was interesting. I felt really good, I felt confident. I felt that I could do it again.”

The 54-year-old has not named his next opponent but gave a date and a location for the fight during a recent episode of his podcast.

The former world heavyweight champion has set a date for his next bout

“May 29th something like that. The same arena you fought in,” he said on the Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson podcast while speaking to Canelo Alvarez.

Mexican unified super middleweight champion Alvarez beat Turkish challenger Avni Yildirim at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami last month.

Tyson is keen to fight at the Florida venue and many hope his old rival Evander Holyfield could be his next opponent.

Tyson and Jones Jr drew their eight-round exhibition bout in November
Jones Jr and Tyson drew their eight-round exhibition bout in November

Who would you like to see Mike Tyson face in his next exhibition fight? Have your say in the comments.

Holyfield beat Tyson twice during their professional days and has pushed to the front of the queue of former heavyweights looking to take on Iron Mike.

“This is the fight that must happen for both our legacies,” Holyfield said in November.

“You said you were ready to fight me, so sign the contract and get in the ring, Tyson. The world is waiting and it’s on you now. I’m ready.”

Meanwhile, Tyson was pleased with his performance against Roy Jones Jr – during which no knockouts were permitted – and wants to face someone he can “go all out on” in his next bout.

He added: “It made me interested in wanting to do it again. I wanted to go the distance, I didn’t want to knock anybody out. That’s what people expected, but I wanted to go the distance.”




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