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Don King ‘shocked’ Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. fighting in September

Boxing promoter still thinks the world of 'Iron' Mike

Now that Mike Tyson is reportedly back to face Roy Jones Jr. this September in an exhibition bout, Don King is shocked.

That’s what happened in a TMZ interview in which King, 88, discussed the bout and his friendship status with Tyson.

Reports confirmed on July 23 that Tyson will face Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition bout Sept. 12 in California.

King, who still promotes boxing, declined to speculate on the outcome of the fight, but said he talked to Tyson on his birthday and that he has never had a negative thing to say about him.

Tyson and King had a well-documented squabble, with Tyson accusing King of stealing millions of dollars from him.

California State Athletic Commission executive officer Andy Foster told ESPN that the fight will include “larger” gloves with no fans in attendance.

More bouts are expected to be announced and confirmed.

@kenaiandrews Don King ‘shocked’ Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. fighting in September

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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