UFC star Israel Adesanya will have a prominent role to play in Mike Tyson’s boxing return.
The Last Stylebender is currently stranded in the US and unable to return to New Zealand due to the coronavirus pandemic.
UFC star Israel Adesanya will have a prominent role to play in Mike Tyson’s boxing return[/caption]
Iron Mike will make his comeback against Roy Jones Jr on November 28[/caption]
But he is making the most of his time there by joining the commentary team for Iron Mike’s comeback against Roy Jones.
The UFC middleweight champion will be ringside to serve as analyst on November 28 at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.
That is according to Sports Illustrated, who also revealed the rest of the commentary team.
And Tyson and Jones will not be the only boxing legend involved.
Fellow ring icon ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard will also don the headset to see the two veterans pull the gloves back on.
And he will be joined by experienced commentator Al Bernstein.
Adesanya told Sports Illustrated: “I am so grateful that I am going to be there commentating.
“Mike’s been retired for so many years, so this is something I never thought I’d see again.
“But as soon as I saw a clip of him training, I thought, ‘What the f…? Mike Tyson is banging again.”
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Adesanya and fellow fighters Carlos Ulberg and Brad Riddell have been stuck in America for over a month after being unable to get a voucher to enter New Zealand’s managed isolation system until December 15.
Meanwhile, Tyson once again wowed fans ahead of the fight with his latest workout video.
He provided them with another glimpse of what they can expect by showing off his chiselled physique with a shirtless photo of himself complete with the wearing of his gloves and famous black shorts in the ring.