Mike Tyson will be coming out of retirement, and make his return to the ring on September 12, 2020.
The former Undisputed Heavyweight World Champion will face-off against Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition fight titled “Frontline Battle”.
The event, which will air on pay-per-view and multi-media platform Thriller will be a three-hour event featuring Mike Tyson’s first fight in 20-years. During the broadcast a number several undercard matches and musical performances will also take place.
Below is the full press release.
Los Angeles, CA (July 23, 2020) – Legendary former Undisputed Heavyweight World Champion, and entrepreneur, Mike Tyson, is set to make his highly anticipated return to the ring in a face-off against four-division World Champion, Roy Jones Jr. The exhibition will take place on September 12, 2020, at 9:00 pm ET on pay-per-view as well as on a multi-media platform, Triller, which has also obtained exclusive streaming rights to the soon-to-be-released, ten-part docuseries featuring behind-the-scenes, pre-fight footage, releasing two episodes per week leading up to the match. The fight, titled “FRONTLINE BATTLE,” is the first event of a series produced under Mike Tyson’s Legends Only League, a sports venture owned by Tyson and Eros Innovations which has partnered with Triller on all future boxing events.
A three-hour live event airing globally on PPV and Triller, the Tyson vs. Jones fight is set for eight rounds and will be one of the multiple exhilarating fights taking place during the broadcast. This program will also include significant undercard matches as well as iconic musical performances to be announced in the coming weeks.
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.
Roy Jones Jr., 51, who started his storied professional boxing career in 1989 has won numerous championships in the middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight divisions. In 2003 Jones won the WBA heavyweight title, becoming the first former middleweight champion to win a Heavyweight title in 106 years and has simultaneously held a record seven belts including WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO, NABF, WBF, and IBA light heavyweight championships.
The exhibition fight has been sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission. Producers include Mike Tyson, Sophie Watts, Johnny Ryan Jr., Azim Spicer, Kiki Tyson, Ryan Kavanaugh and Bobby Sarnevesht.
As part of their deal with the Legends Only League and Mike Tyson, all rights for the “Frontline Battle” are controlled by Triller. For more information on rights please visit TysonOnTriller.com.
This announcement comes on the heels of Triller’s recent acquisition of Halogen Networks, which will power the streaming version of the PPV and other live streaming components of the event.