Tyson lines up celebrity opponents

Welsh pop veteran Tom Jones will be stepping into the boxing ring with Mike Tyson, in a celebrity bout planned for later this year.

The former world heavyweight champion, nicknamed Iron Mike, revealed his surprising opponent shortly after expressing a desire to also take on female Texan boxing champ Ann Wolfe.

The fights are part of a series of high profile charity events designed to propel the boxer back into the limelight.

Tyson, who served three years in jail for a rape conviction in 1992 and once bit off part of boxer Evander Holyfield's ear, retired from boxing in June 2005.

He says: "It's just going to be marvellous. Tom Jones is going to be one of the boxers. What if I get beat? Who knows - I might even enjoy it! I'm not interested in smashing people. This is gonna be fun."


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