Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. Fight Reportedly Postponed; Likely on Nov. 28

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistAugust 9, 2020

Former boxer Mike Tyson, center, attends a super welterweight boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
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The exhibition fight between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. has been delayed, according to The Athletic's Mike Coppinger.

The encounter was originally slated for Sept. 12, and Coppinger reported that organizers have tentatively set Nov. 28 as the new date.

Yahoo Sports'  Iole first reported in July that an eight-round exhibition between Tyson and Jones would headline a card including a variety of boxers and mixed martial arts fighters.

A day earlier, Tyson had revealed the formation of the Legends Only League:

Mike Tyson @MikeTyson

Introducing my new venture. Legends Only League, bringing back legends of all sports. @TysonLeague https://t.co/HllhUXyYG4 https://t.co/647q4g5LTX

The 54-year-old unveiled the poster for his event with Jones, which included a reference to the Legends Only League:

Mike Tyson @MikeTyson

#TysonJones https://t.co/q1BrJk82hU

Jones last fought in February 2018, prolonging a career that peaked in the late 2000s. Tyson, meanwhile, hasn't stepped inside the ring since his defeat to Kevin McBride in June 2005, when he quit after the sixth round.

The idea of Iron Mike's return began gaining steam when he posted a video from a workout in May:

Mike Tyson @MikeTyson

I’m a Bad Boy for Life. Watch #BadBoysforLife now on DVD Blueray @realmartymar #willsmith #stillthebaddestmanontheplanet https://t.co/R9Zmz19GFm

Tyson was one of boxing's biggest stars when he was active and continued to have drawing power long after his reign at the top of the sport was over. His 2002 loss to Lennox Lewis was at the time the highest-grossing bout in pay-per-view history.

His comeback is bound to attract a number of fans, who will now have to wait a little longer to see him in action.