Tyson to make boxing comeback at 54 against Roy Jones, 51

first_imgMike Tyson, the former world heavyweight champion who retired in 2005, said Thursday he will make a comeback at age 54, fighting Roy Jones Jr. on Sep. 12 in Los Angeles.On his Legends Only League website, Tyson announced the eight-round exhibition bout against Jones, a 51-year-old fighter who briefly held the heavyweight title and has fought consistently into his 50s.  “It’s just going to be amazing,” Tyson said on a video call on ESPN. “It’s 100% of it looking to be Mike Tyson in the ring,” Tyson said. “I’ve got one speed — forward.”In a battle for the aged, Tyson said he wants to show older can still mean exciting in the sports realm.”It’s because I can do it and I believe other people believe they can do it,” Tyson said. “We aren’t washed up. Somebody says over-age is washed up but they have a bigger fan base than the guys who are training now.”Tyson envisions elder statesmen events of mixed martial arts and NBA fame, mentioning such former NBA stars as Dennis Rodman and Allen Iverson.Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history at 20 years and four months when he stopped Trevor Berbick in the second round in 1986 to win the World Boxing Council crown.Within a year, Tyson was the undisputed champion and dominated the division, earning his nickname as “The Baddest Man on the Planet” and going 37-0.But in February 1990 at Tokyo, Tyson suffered a 10th-round knockout at the hands of James “Buster” Douglas in a stunning upset. Tyson shrugged off any notion of danger for serious injury for himself or Jones, saying that California rules will require they both wear headgear for the fight.”We’re both accomplished fighters,” Tyson said. “We know how to protect ourselves. We’ll be alright.”Tyson finished 50-6 with 44 knockouts while Jones, who last fought in February 2018, is 66-9 with 47 knockouts.Tyson vowed it would be competitive rather than for show — “we’re showing our skills and fighting” — and said he wants to recapture the fearsome form he once displayed. ‘Taken care of my body’ He was arrested for rape in 1991 and convicted in 1992, serving three years in prison before his 1995 release and return to the ring. Tyson regained the title but lost twice to Evander Holyfield, disqualified the second time for biting his rival’s ear, earning a suspension that kept him sidelined for 18 months.He had one last chance at the heavyweight crown, losing to Britain’s Lennox Lewis in 2002, and retired after six rounds against Kevin McBride in 2005 in his final fight, days shy of his 39th birthday.”I’ve been through some experiences and now I’m back here,” Tyson said. “I’ve taken care of my body.”Jones has done much the same since winning his first middleweight title in 1993 and rolled through the super middleweight and light heavyweight ranks at 49-1 before dropping three fights in a row in 2004-2005.His championship run included a 2003 victory over John Ruiz for the World Boxing Association heavyweight title, a crown he never defended before rejoining the light heavyweight ranks.Jones fought at least once a year into 2018 but has spent more time as a commentator than fighter in recent years. Topics :last_img read more

Wellington High School bulletin: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014This week’s schedule: Thursday - •JV tennis at Maize South, 3 p.m.•Football scrimmage at Wellington High School, 6 p.m.•Volleyball Gatorade Scrimmage, 5 p.m.Friday –•No school.Saturday - •Varsity Volleyball at Winfield. Guidance Office News: College visits during lunch:Wednesday, September 10 – Bethel College.Monday, September 15- Emporia StateThursday, September 18- Cloud County CCFriday, September 26- Kansas University.Thursday, October 2- Fort Hays CollegeMonday, October 6- Newman UniversityMonday, October 6- Washburn University.Tuesday, October 21 – Kansas State.Follow us on Twitter. *A representative from Tulsa Welding School will be here on Thursday during 7th and 8th Period. Students that are interested may sign up in the counselor’s office. The rep. will be in the Ag Shop. *Just a Reminder: Students playing a fall sport must have their Sports’ Fee paid before the first game. * Classic Movie Club will be showing a movie today after school in room 205. The movie will be “Monty Python’s- The Holy Grail”. Bring a friend and come watch a great movie. Today’s news: *STUCO will meet tomorrow morning at 7:15 in room 107. *Students enrolled in agriculture classes may pay their FFA dues to Mrs. Chase.  Dues are set at $25.00 and need to be paid by Sept. 25. *School Pictures will be on Wednesday, September 3.center_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments *Auditions for the All school Musical (Seussical) will be held today. Please see Mrs. Kelly to sign up for an audition time. Tuesday’s lunch: Chicken Nuggets, mashed potatoes/gravy, fresh broccoli, peaches. *If you need to purchase a new Student ID, please stop by the office. Wednesday’s lunch: Macaroni and Cheese, Meat Balls, peas, baby carrots, bread/jelly, apple. *There will be a hunter safety clinic offered again this fall here at WHS on September 13 and 14. You must be present both days.  The clinic is free and there will be a free lunch on Saturday sponsored by the FFA Chapter.  You may register online at safehunters.com. If you have any questions please talk to Mrs. Chase.  The clinic is open to anyone that is 11 years or older.last_img read more