Legendary boxer Mike Tyson is back to the ring and not in a retirement home.
The veteran professional boxer had retired from professional boxing in 2006 following technical knockout defeats in consecutive fights against Danny Williams and Kevin McBride. His return has excited many entertainment and sporting companies, the fans can now enjoy the boxing duet with the BetMGM offers with up to $500 in free bets.
Tyson had declared himself bankrupt three years earlier despite having received over $30 million from his fights and $400 million during his career.
Tyson had his final professional win in 2003 which only lasted for 49 seconds in the first-round. Later that same year, he declared filed for bankruptcy, claiming to have debts amounting to USD 34 million despite earning an estimated USD 400 million over the course of his career.
His bankruptcy was attached to the massive squandering of his wealth on jewelry, women, expensive mansions and cars alongside being taken advantage of by the “leeches” that were around him.
He lost consecutive bouts in 2004 and 2005 and later announced his retirement in the aftermath of the latter fight. The former heavyweight champion was later sentenced to jail for cocaine possession before taking more than a decade’s long journey to go through the rehabilitation process before escaping the bankruptcy.
Now at 54 years, Tyson will be returning to the ring for the first time in 15 years facing off with Roy Jones Jr. in an eight round exhibition fight on September 12, 2020 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
The boxing match will be a pay-per-view and streaming rights deal with social media company Triller, the fight is dubbed “Frontline Battle” and BetMGM offers you the best bet deals.
He had finished his career with 50 wins, registering 44 knockouts and his Fight came against Kevin McBride on June 11, 2005 in a loss. He became the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at age 20, holding WBA, WBC and IBF titles throughout his career.
About his opponent Roy Jones Jr
Roy Jones retired in 2018 after finishing his pro boxing career with 66 wins, including 47 knockouts. He held titles as a middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight.
He is a former four-division World Champion who won his last bout against Scott Sigmon in 2018. The 51-year-old all time great boxer currently runs a combat school in Moscow.
The fight will also have an undercard along with musical performances from big musicians including Snoop Dogg, Pitbull, and Lil Wayne who will grace the fight.
After 15 years of hanging up his gloves, can Mike Tyson register a successful come back over his counterpart Jones?