Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr is still going ahead on November 28th (after the rescheduled date). The exhibition fight is over right rounds, will be with larger gloves, judges will be scoring and they will fight with no headgear.
Jones Jr (66-9, 47 KO’s) has only fought at heavyweight once, in 2003 (video at the bottom of the page). Tyson (50-6, 44 KO’s) and possibly in his peak (85-88) the best heavyweight of all time, last fought in a professional fight, losing to Kevin McBride in 2005 and an exhibition in 2006 against with Corey Sanders (click the following link for this fight Mike Tyson vs Corey Sanders).
Jones Jr (as has Tyson) has been training hard and is as such taking the fight seriously. It remains to be seen how hard they will go at each other and what the result will be.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Jones Jr had the following to say:
“Man, with training these guys like Chris Eubank, they inspire me to get my mind going.
“They’re so good already, but you’ve got to take their mind to another level. You’ve got to take them somewhere they haven’t been yet, or you can’t really train them.
“When they do it, they also awaken me. Things that I forgot, that I don’t do anymore. It turns me back into a better fighter, because it made me remember things that I did once upon a time.
“When it comes time to fight, we’re going to fight. If it comes down to bite, we’re going to bite. Whatever has to happen, is going to happen, that’s just what it is,” Jones said.
“He’s still Mike Tyson, he’s still one of the strongest, most explosive people who ever touched a boxing ring. If anything, I made a mistake going in with him. He’s the bigger guy, he’s the explosive guy.
“He’s going to have all the first-round fireworks, not me. I do have first-round fireworks, but he’s known for more first-round fireworks than anybody to ever touch boxing, other than maybe George Foreman. With him having the first-round fireworks, he’ll be against a guy smaller than him, maybe 40-50 pounds smaller than him.”
For Roy Jones’s only fight at heavyweight, against John Ruiz for the WBA heavyweight title, click the following link. The video is loaded on our website via our YouTube channel. Roy Jones Jr at heavyweight vs John Ruiz