Mike Tyson’s comeback against Roy Jones Jr set for September 12 has been postponed until November 28 according to reports in the US.
Former undisputed Heavyweight World champion, Tyson, 54, was scheduled to end a 15 year retirement to face former four-weight king Jones Jr, 51, in an exhibition clash at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson on September 12.
However, according to ringtv.com the bout has been moved to November 28 on pay-per-view, because Tyson’s team believe they can maximise revenue with a delay.
Further complications have arisen with discussions ongoing with Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) looking to administer random drug testing before the bout.
According to Boxing Scene, internal conference calls between both teams are set to take place on Monday with a view to officially postponing the bout.
Tyson, who reigned as undisputed champion in 1987 after beating Tony Tucker, retired on his stool against Kevin McBride in 2005.
Jones Jr reigned as WBA World Heavyweight champion after defeating John Ruiz in 2003, before finally retiring in 2018 after a decorated career.
The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) have laid out regulations for the eight round exhibition, which includes both fighters required to wear 12oz gloves, no headgear, no judges to score the bout, whilst there will be no fans in attendance.
YouTube sensation Jake Paul (1-0, 1 KO) who stopped fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib in a round in Miami in January is set to face former NBA player Nate Robinson on the undercard.