The three-hour event, titled “Frontline Battle,” will air live on pay-per-view and on the social video platform Triller on Sept. 12
This will be the first time Tyson steps into a ring since his 2005 loss to Kevin McBride. Recent footage of the Heavy Weight Champion training went viral and looks like he’s still very much in great shape!
Iron Mike joined ESPN’s First Take on Thursday shortly after the news of the September fight broke. Tyson explained that the, “Legends Only League,” came to him while he was watching a notable NFL legend workout.
“Legends Only League” is a sports venture that will feature not only boxers, but athletes of all sports.
“It’s always been a dream of mine to create, build, and honor athletes,” said Tyson. “All athletes live to follow their dreams and fight for excellence. It’s something that is inherent in each of us and that drive never goes away. Legends Only League will support athletes in their individual sports, creating some of the most epic competitions, products and live events in the world.”
It’s because I can do it. And I believe other people believe they can do it too,” Tyson said. “Just because we are 54, it doesn’t mean that we have to start a new career and our lives are totally over. Not when you feel as beautiful as I do, and I’m sure that other people feel the same way.
“I never took that many punches. After the last fight I had, I left and I lived my life, and I’ve been through some experiences, and now I’m back here. I feel like I took better care of my body and my state of mind than most of the fighters before me that retired and came back.”
“Iron Mike” was considered one of the most ferocious fighters in the world. He became the youngest heavyweight champion in history at 20 years old.