The fight is Tyson’s first in more than 15 years - and Jones’s first for just under two years, with the four-weight world champion having an extraordinarily long career spanning more than 29 years.
"Not a real fight? We got Mike Tyson versus Roy Jones," Tyson said Thursday in an online press conference. "I'm coming to fight, and I hope he's coming to fight, and that's all you need to know."
"Who goes in the ring with the great, legendary Mike Tyson and thinks it's an exhibition?" Jones said. "Twelve-ounce gloves? No headgear? Really? This is an exhibition? Come on, bruh. Be real."
Tyson vs Jones Jr will have a bizarre set of rules however, while a winner will be declared and knockouts allowed, it certainly won’t be a normal exhibition.
Eight rounds at two minutes each
No head gear required
Both fighters will wear 12 ounce gloves (usually 10 ounce)
Winner will be declared
Both men will be awarded belts
Both fighters used VADA ahead of fight
Both fighters required to pass thorough medical checks in order to be cleared to fight