2020 is shaping up to be one of the craziest years on record. Mike Tyson is dusting off his black trunks and black boxing sneakers to take on fellow retired legend Roy Jones Jr.
No, we are not kidding, the two retired boxing legends are lacing up their boxing gloves again for what we hope is a one-time-only event. Yahoo Sports, Kevin Lole broke the news about the “dream match” that was once only conceivable via barbershop talk. Tyson (54) has been teasing fans with videos of himself in the gym training, and we can’t front; he still looked absolutely vicious, but we had no idea what he was prepping for.
BUT now we know, and he confirmed that news that he would be taking on Jones Jr.(51) as part of his new venture The Legends Only League that will give athletes in any sport who still got the desire to compete to step back on their respective field of play.
That’s not the only outrageous news to come from this upcoming once-in-a-lifetime event. It has been confirmed that former NBA baller and three-time slam dunk champion Nate Robinson will also be stepping into the boxing ring to take on YouTube personality Jake Paul as an undercard Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. fight.
This is honestly ridiculous, but we are so here for it.
Once news broke, the predictions began and, of course, many believe that Roy must have forgot how just how much of beast Tyson was, and he is going to his bell rung. But Roy is no slouch, and as they say, he definitely has a “puncher’s chance” to shock the world.
Consider us as one of the many who will be locked in to see this mess because, honestly, thanks to COVID-19, the pickings are very slim when it comes to entertainment. This match is definitely going to be the talk of social media when the bell rings on September 12.
Until then, you peep the hilarious reactions to the fight announcement below.
Photo: Donald Kravitz / Getty
1. Utter shock and disbelief.
Did I really just read Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr?! pic.twitter.com/tSfLhY6J4b— YERRboi Shredda (@ShreddaSosa) July 23, 2020
Read this too fast and thought I had to fight Mike Tyson right quick. https://t.co/iXFySlD4Gg— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) July 23, 2020
Imagine telling Mike Tyson "No KO's" and believing him when he says "OK".— Patrik [No C] Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) July 23, 2020
The minute he gets hit in the face... https://t.co/ApN3sFVXZG
4. You hate to see it.
Man, listen...muscle memory is gonna get Roy Jones knocked TF out. https://t.co/rHXZn763Sv— Jason, Jah, Leezy (@HipHopObama) July 23, 2020
5. We are too!
Pretty excited for Roy Jones vs Tyson. Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/kLj5xwdyRN— michael (@bisping) July 23, 2020
6. No lies detected Chad.
Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. in an 8 round exhibition match is fucking exciting for me 🥊— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) July 23, 2020
So apparently, Mike Tyson is coming out retirement to fight Roy Jones Jr.— ᴊᴀʏʏᴀʀʀʀ (@jayyarrrRm_) July 23, 2020
Both above the age 50.
This is gunna be them inside the boxing ring: pic.twitter.com/30QoJcRLRY
Roy Jones Jr is getting in the ring with THIS?!?! Mike Tyson is about to commit murder 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/GugjEvKZkt— Hipsey Nussle🏁😤 (@swaggy_rique) July 23, 2020
"Its in gods hands" Roy Jones Jr pic.twitter.com/bC8oFlE0Tr— Angry Mike perry (@dire_straight) July 23, 2020