Mike Tyson’s second comeback fight is just a few months away. The professional boxer is scheduled to hit the ring on May 29 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. He announced the news during a recent episode of his “HotBoxin with Mike Tyson” podcast, but failed to let fans know who he will be up against in the forthcoming matchup.
After a 15-year hiatus from boxing, Tyson made his long-awaited return in November and sparred with Roy Jones Jr. in a fight that reportedly made him as much as $10 million. The showdown was part of an entertaining night that included performances and a fight that saw former NBA star losing terribly to YouTuber Jake Paul.
Viewers around the world tuned in and watched as Tyson appeared to be giving Jones Jr. a run for his money. The judges, however, thought differently as the fight surprisingly ended in a draw.
In a post-interview, when a reporter asked Jones Jr. if he was afraid of fighting Tyson, the Brooklyn native interrupted, noting he also had some fears going into the ring.
“I was afraid I might get hurt!” he said. “I didn’t fight in 20 years, he only stopped fighting for three years... why’d nobody care about my ass?! I didn’t fight in 15 years, he stopped fighting three years ago - and everybody worried about his ass.” The reporter explained, “Nobody thinks a giant is going to fall,” and Tyson replied, “I haven’t done this in 15, 16 years! I’m not a giant - I’m a beginner.”
In the wake of the fight, several video clips made their way around the internet. Despite praises of Tyson’s athletic ability, Snoop Dogg’s hilarious commentary during the matchups took over feeds, and social media users declared him the true winner of the night.