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
It’s almost insane to believe this actually happened, but it did. At just 20 years of age and a mere