Welsh pop veteran Tom Jones will be stepping into the boxing ring with Mike Tyson, in a celebrity bout planned for later this year (06). 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."