TULSA, Oklahoma - Mike Tyson, former heavy weight boxing champion, is hosting a live boxing event in Tulsa's Hard Rock Casino. The event is being promoted through his production company, Iron Mike Productions. The fights will begin Friday night at 8:00 p.m.

Tyson is one of the most recognizable names in boxing, and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011. Since then, he has also done movies, cartoons, and released a book. Tyson said, “It's really cool to be in Oklahoma, even though I thought I'd never come here.”

The fights will consist of world-class boxing matches between great talents.

The main scheduled fights are:

Wes Nofire (15-0) vs Ty Cobb (18-5)

Felix Diaz (15-0) vs Adrian Granados (13-2)

Ievgen Khytrov (6-0) vs Louis Rose (11-1)

Moises Flores (20-0) vs Giovanni Caro (24-15)

The fight between Nofire and Cobb is the main attraction, said by Tyson himself. Nofire, the fan favorite, is an Oklahoma native from Tahlequah. When asked to speak he said, “I'd like to thank my team. They're one of the best.”

Tickets range from $42.00 to $200.00, depending on where you would like to be seated. Also, you must be 21 to gain admission. 

After the fights, Tyson said he hopes to continue to do business with the Hard Rock, showing fights for them around the world.