The American press claims that, by contract, a knockout is prohibited in the exhibition fight between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. in September. But Tyson doesn’t seem to be too attached to the clause, at least in the speech. Approached by the TMZ tabloid report, the former heavyweight champion said he would not slow down if he had the chance.
– If the opportunity comes, I’m always looking for (the knockout). (…) It is to seek and destroy, and I am anxious to regain my glory – said Tyson, leaving the gym where he trains in Los Angeles.
Asked about the concern of former fighter George Foreman that he or Roy Jones Jr. could be hurt in this endeavor since the two are over 50, Tyson recalled that Foreman himself had this concern when he returned to the ring. After retiring at 28, he returned to fight at 38, was world champion at 45, and stopped again at 48.
– We (he and Roy) are both professionals. We know how to handle it, and what happens, it happened. (…) I’m talking about fighting; I’m talking about hurting people.
– It will be a fight between two guys where one will want to give a show, and the other will want to take his head off (laughs) … Roy Jones Jr. is a guy who seeks the fight, Captain Hook (“Hook” ), but Tyson aims to knock out as much as it is an exhibition, as they say when it reaches the high caliber of these guys, any blow to the chin drops. Someone is going to fall. I guess. And it’s not Tyson (laughs).