Boxing legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. square off in an exhibition match live on PPV on Saturday, November 28.
The contest features former undisputed heavyweight champion up against former multi-division titleholder and undisputed light heavyweight champion. The pair battles it out on the top of fight card aimed to generate profits for charities. The event takes place at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
54-year-old Mike Tyson (50-6, 2 NC, 44 KOs) returns to the ring for the first time since June 2005, when he was 38. 51-years-old Roy Jones Jr (66-9, 47 KOs) was last in action in February 2018, when he secured the fourth straight victory. The pair meets in the sanctioned exhibition fight with the WBC Front Line belt on the line. The bout is scheduled for eight rounds at heavyweight.
California State Athletic Commission advised that Tyson and Jones should only “exhibit their boxing skills”, other than look for a knockout, hurting one another. Nevertheless, almost from the day one since the matchup was announced, both have repeatedly stated (in one form or another), that they would be OK with dropping one another on the canvas, if it would come to that.
In a recent interview with Ben Damon on Fox Sports Australia,
“The Baddest Man on the Planet” has once again made it clear, saying “Not too nice”, when he was asked about how his matchup with Jones was going to finish.
“As soon as the bell rings – I am on top of him,” Mike Tyson said. “That’s my plan. As soon as I hear that bell I am right on top of him, I am in his face.”
When asked whether it was going to be a real fight, Tyson said: “Well, I am fighting”.