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Why Mike Tyson’s fight vs Roy Jones Jr has been 'postponed until November'

The Ring’s boxing exhibition with Roy Jones Jr has reportedly been postponed until November.

The two boxing legends were due to face off in California on September 12 in an event billed as the ‘Frontline Battle’, but it will now be at a later date.

According to The Ring, the bout will instead take place at the same location at Dignity Health Park, Carson, but two months later on November 28.

The report claims that the fight was rescheduled because Tyson’s representatives felt that doing so could bring extra revenue – a sentiment Jones and his team concurred with.

A meeting was held between both parties recently, and Jones approved of the switch to a later date.

The fight is due to be broadcast on pay-per-view, and is expected to cost $ 50 for American fans to watch.

It will also be aired on multimedia platform Triller, which is currently producing a 10-part docu-series.

Both former champions were expected to put on a show on their comeback, with many tipping a blockbuster fight.

Tyson, now aged 54, has been putting in some gruelling work in the gym to prepare for his first bout for 15 years.

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Jones Jr, 51, has fought much more recently but picking a winner has been the focus of much debate since the fight was announced on July 23.

Some experts and sceptics had warned that the fight could end up with one of both contenders getting seriously injured.

Both will wear head-guards but Tyson has stated that he will be looking for the knockout against his opponent.

“If the opportunity comes, I’m always looking for it,” he told TMZ recently.

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“This is search and destroy and I’m looking forward to recapturing my glory.”

Speaking last month, California State Athletic Commission executive director Andy Forster stated: “This isn’t a situation where they’re going out there to try to take each other’s heads off.

“They’re just going to be in there moving around the ring and letting fans see these legends.”

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