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Former boxing greats MIke Tyson and Roy Jones Jr weigh-in for their comeback exhibition match

Two boxing legends tipped the scales on Friday (November 27) as former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson’s weigh-ed in for his exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr. Tyson weighed in at 220 pounds and Jones Jr at a lighter 210 pounds. The fight had been pushed back to Nov. 28 from Sept. 12, because Tyson’s camp felt they could maximize revenue by rescheduling, according to a report in Ring Magazine.The eight-round fight, which will be part of a three-hour pay per view event shown on virtual social media and music platform Triller, will take place at the Staples Center.Tyson teased fans about a possible return in May when the 54-year-old posted videos of himself training. The 51-year-old Jones, who has simultaneously held a record seven belts, last fought in 2018.

Tyson has not fought since a loss to Kevin McBride in 2005. Internet star Jake Paul, wearing a Super Saiyan wig, also weighed in for his fight against former NBA point guard and slam dunk contest winner Nate Robinson. The two are scheduled for a six round bout on the fights undercard.

(Production:Peter Bullock)

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