My apologies for excluding this from today’s original edition of Watch This, but I was acting the fool, as the hip kids say. But tonight at 9 PM ET on ESPN 2, Mike Tyson makes his return to ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, as his Iron Mike Productions presents his very first card, and it’s a pretty big one.
WBC Super Featherweight Champion Argenis Mendez will fight Arash Usmanee in the main event, while Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar and Claudio Marrero will duke it out for the WBA’s Interim Featherweight title.
But since I don’t really know much about those guys, this is still mostly about the man, the myth and the living Broadway legend, Mike Tyson, finding his way back into the sport that made him the world’s baddest (and sometimes most despicable) man. So to prep for the fights, check out last year’s Roots of Fight mini-documentary about Tyson and his beginnings as a boxer. It’s pretty awesome.