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Mike Tyson surprised everyone last year when he returned from retirement to face another boxing legend, Roy Jones Jr., in an eight round bout. The match received critical acclaim as Tyson impressed everyone with his skills, even at the age of 55.
He recently uploaded a video of himself on his Instagram account and fans were blown away by his energy.
Watch the video below:
‘Iron Mike’ fought Roy Jones Jr. after announcing the creation of Mike Tyson’s Legends Only League.
The competition offers retired professional athletes the opportunity to compete in their respective sports. Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. was the first fight under the banner of the competition.
Tyson told TMZ Sports that he would be fighting Lennox Lewis in September, and the video just adds fuel to the fire. They had fought once before when Lewis knocked Tyson out in 2002.
Tyson vs. Lewis 2 will be one of the biggest events of the year as fans flock to see everything ‘Iron Mike’ does. His fight against Roy Jones Jr. was the best-selling PPV event of 2020, ranking in the top ten events for PPV purchases of all time.
Also read: “It feels like a horse is kicking you” – Roy Jones Jr. reveals what it was like to be beaten by Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson vs. Lennox Lewis 1
Tyson fought Lewis in 2002, at the age of 35 and past his prime. However, there was a lot of animosity between the two and the fight became the highest-grossing event in pay-per-view history at the time, generating $106.9 million from 1.95 million purchases in the US.
The fight went badly for Tyson as Lennox dominated him for most of the match. ‘Iron Mike’ was eventually knocked out in the eighth round. He was humbled in the defeat, but it was clear that this was the beginning of the end. Mike Tyson retired after three more fights.
While their rematch will most likely be an exhibition game, there is huge PPV potential.
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