The expected fight between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. will earn a special belt for the winner. The eight-round show was scheduled for September 12 in California but was postponed until November 28. Until the big day comes, the gloves give way to heated speeches.
– Changing the date to November 28 will allow more people to see the biggest comeback in boxing history. This temporary inconvenience will last longer than Roy Jones Jr. He better be ready, I’m going full strength – said, Tyson.
British boxer Carl Froch made statements about the confrontation and commented that Tyson could “lose the action” when he realizes that his body is not up to the fight.
“Will he miss the action as he did against Holyfield and pull out a piece of the old ear?” There is a risk that he will be frustrated. When you are in your 50s, you are exhausted and cannot recover. Your fitness is your ability to heal, and you can’t improve when you get old,” said Froch.
At 54, Mike Tyson had not fought since 2005, when he lost to Kevin McBride. He has 50 wins, 44 of which by knockout and six losses. Roy Jones Jr. is two years younger than Tyson and retired just two and a half years ago.
The card will also have a fight between former world champion Badou Jack facing undefeated Blake McKernan. According to the TMZ website, the Tyson vs. Jones matchup will be official and will count points – despite the California Commission insisting that the fight will have no winner.
The audience can still see other clashes: YouTube star Jake Paul will face former NBA star Nate Robinson, while Brit Viddal Riley, who trained KSI to fight Logan Paul, will face former MMA fighters, Rashad Coulter.