In one of the more unlikely occurrences in an already unprecedented 2020, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will return to the ring on Saturday at the age of 54. Tyson (50-6, 44 KOs) hasn’t fought an officially sanctioned bout since 2005 when he refused to continue against journeyman Kevin McBride and called an end to his tumultuous 20-year career.
This weekend, however, Tyson will take part in an eight-round exhibition match against fellow retired legend Roy Jones Jr. (66-9, 47 KOs) on pay-per-view from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Considering Tyson’s unquestioned worldwide fame and the nostalgic feelings his unexpected return to the ring has produced, let’s take a look back at the five most memorable fights in which “Iron Mike” has taken part.
Youngest heavyweight champion in history