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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ready to R-r-r-r-umble

LAS VEGAS () -- A confident and cocky Mike Tyson announced his return to the ring as a 25-1 favorite Aug. 19 against obscure Peter McNeeley.

Tyson, showing signs that prison did not temper the inner fire that made him one of the most feared heavyweights in history, dominated a Wednesday news conference called to formally announce his first fight in more than four years.

"I feel great," Tyson said. "I feel I could fight the champ right now."

Tyson appeared at ease in giving his first lengthy public comments since being released from prison March 25.

McNeeley is 36-1 with all his wins coming by knockouts, 21 of them in the first round.