When is Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr fight? Date, time and how to watch heavyweight clash

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After months of speculation, Mike Tyson has confirmed his return to the ring against Roy Jones Jr.

Former heavyweight terroriser Tyson returned to the gym earlier this year to fuel rumours that he was planning a comeback.

Evander Holyfield was the leading contender as the pair sought to reignite their rivalry, but former four-division world champion Jones has signed on the dotted line.

The American only retired in 2018 after a lengthy professional career which took him from light-middleweight to heavyweight.

The pair will clash in an eight-round exhibition bout and so will likely be a mere shadow of their former selves.

Nevertheless, here is everything you need to know about the proposed fight…

The fight is due to take place on Saturday, September 12 at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. Due to the coronavirus crisis, fans will not be allowed into the arena.

The undercard fights are due to start at 6pm local time which will be 2am in the UK. The main event will likely take place between 4am and 5am in the UK.

The fight is unlikely to be shown on TV, at least in the UK, but will be available to watch online and through social media app Triller. The fight will be pay-per-view but a price has not yet been set.

The only confirmed fight on the undercard is between social media influencer and YouTube sensation Jake Paul and former NBA star Nate Robinson.

Anthony Joshua says Mike Tyson looks as if he “is going to come and rule the heavyweight division” as he gave his approval for the former world champion’s exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr.

“I think it’s for a passion from them both, it’s what they’ve known,” Joshua told Sky Sports. “Mike Tyson has been fighting since he was like 13 years old, Roy Jones, his dad pushed him to become a great.

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“Good luck to them both, it’s all they know. They haven’t got to do it to compete with the young lions in the division now.

“We’re bigger, we’re stronger, sports science has improved so there is more technology. The whole sporting world has kind of developed.

“If Mike Tyson wants to come back and fight someone from his era for the love of the sport, crack on, I wish them well.”

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