Former world heavy-weight champion Mike Tyson will make a much-anticipated return to the ring when he faces four –division champion Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition bout on 12 September, Triller, the virtual social media and music platform, said on Thursday.
Tyson will be part of a three-hour pay per view event shown on Triller which has also obtained streaming rights to a 10-part docuseries featuring behind-the-scenes, pre-fight footage leading up to the bout.
“Significant” undercard as well as musical performances will also be included in the program.
Tyson teased fans about a possible return to the ring in May when the boxer posted videos of himself training.
Old rival Evander Holyfield and New Zealand rugby great Sonny Bill Williams were among those reported to be in line for the fight before Jones Jr. was selected.
Jones, 51, who has simultaneously held a record seven belts, last fought in 2018.