Mike Tyson’s much anticipated return to the boxing ring is officially happening as he signed the contract to face Roy Jones Jr.
Tyson was seen on a video holding up the contract he had just signed – while smoking a huge joint.
Jones Jr was also filmed putting pen to paper, making their highly-anticipated fight official.
Mike Tyson was smoking a joint while signing his contract to fight Roy Jones Jr
Iron Mike created Tyson Holistic in 2016 and sells a wide-range of marijuana products in California, where the drug is legal, and is believed to make around £500,000-a-month.
Last year, he revealed plans for an enormous 420-acre ranch designed to be a wonderland of weed where tourists would be welcomed to stay.
The former heavyweight world champion is marking his return to the ring after 15 years and will fight Roy Jones Jr.
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It’s Official!!! MIKE TYSON I'M FIGHTING ROY JONES JR. … 8-Round Exhibition!!! The 54-year-old boxing legend has been training his ass off to get back in the ring … and now, we've learned his first opponent is one of the greatest fighters EVER! "Iron" Mike will take on Roy Jones Jr. on Sept. 12 in an 8-round exhibition being called Frontline Battle — available on Pay-per-view and on the social media platform, Triller. Mike Tyson/Weibo/AP We're told the fight will take place in California — and will be sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission. The event will include an undercard and live musical performances from top artists — and since Triller is backed by big stars like Snoop, Lil Wayne, Future, The Weeknd, Pitbull, Marshmello and more — the entertainment should be pretty solid! FYI, Triller is a rapidly growing social media platform that's gunning to take over the TikTok crowd — and while it's previously focused on music (including partnerships with major labels) it's now making a concentrated foray into live events including sports. Tyson has been talking about a comeback for months and got some massive offers — so, we're guessing Triller shelled out some big bucks to land the rights to his first comeback fight. There's more … we've also learned Triller locked up the rights to a 10-part docuseries featuring Mike and Roy preparing for their fight … with 2 episodes dropping every week until fight night, streaming on the platform. As for the combatants, RJJ is 51 — and held titles in 4 different weight classes … middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight. Roy most recently fought in Feb. 2018 — but he's been training constantly and feels he can compete with Tyson. Of course, Tyson hasn't had a pro fight since June 2005 … and battled substance abuse and weight issues after he stepped away. But now, Tyson says he's made health and fitness a priority again — and wants to get back into the ring to help raise money for charity.
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Tyson will take on Jones Jr, who’s three years his junior
Tyson, 54, has been back in training for months posting videos of his workouts on social media.
The two legendary boxers will meet in an eight-round exhibition bout on September 12 at Dignity Health Sports Park in California.
The event will be on pay-per-view as well as shown on multi-media site Triller.
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An exhibition bout, it will feature larger, 12-ounce gloves and, according to reports, neither man will be looking for a knockout as they will be without headgear.
Tyson retired in 2005 but Jones Jr, 51, was fighting until 2018 and had a professional record of 66-9.
Jones Jr held world titles in four weight classes, at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight. The pair never met in their prime.