Mike Tyson will return to boxing in September, according to trainer Rafael Cordeiro.
‘Iron Mike’ faced ring legend Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition bout in November 2020, 15 years after his last professional fight.
After shedding pounds in pounds, the 54-year-old looked great and seemed invigorated from his engaged workout schedule.
The man behind this strict diet and exercise program was legendary MMA trainer Cordeiro, the Brazilian who founded Kings MMA in Huntington Beach, Calif., After years honing his skills at Chute Boxing Academy in his country. original.
And Cordeiro has confirmed that “the baddest man on the planet” will return to the ring in another exhibition fight against an unnamed opponent later this year.
“We continue to train,” he told MMA Fighting. “He’s an athlete and he always trains, hitting leggings here in the gym.
“I think we’re going to have something in September.
“I don’t know who because his company Legends Only League is working on it and negotiating a televised deal so they can announce a schedule, but we’re practicing.
“We will fight in September.
Talks between Tyson and former nemesis Evander Holyfield took place in March over a potential trilogy fight, but they fell apart and “The Real Deal” will face Kevin McBride on June 19 instead.
The Irishman, who effectively retired from Tyson almost 16 years ago, signed to Triller Fight Club to appear against Holyfield on the undercard of Teofimo Lopez’s lightweight world title fight against George Kambosas Jr. .
Meanwhile, Tyson’s latest opponent Roy Jones Jr is close to making a deal to fight former super middleweight world champion Carl Froch – who has told talkSPORT he won’t let his new one nose flatten.