Did Roy Jones Jr. Make A Mistake Accepting Fight With Mike Tyson?
It’ll be legend vs. legend on November 28 but did Roy Jones Jr. make a mistake?
Jones vs. Mike Tyson has been highly-anticipated. The two are scheduled to clash in an eight-round exhibition match. The bout was going to take place on September 12 but Tyson’s team wanted more time to market the fight. While this initially didn’t sit well with Jones, he was satisfied with the new terms of his deal.
Jones spoke to Sky Sports over two months away from the dream fight. He admitted that he may have bitten off more than he can chew.
“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. 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.”
While Tyson is the natural heavyweight, Jones is younger and many agree that he will have a speed advantage. Tyson has said that the most difficult part about preparing for the Jones fight is coming up with a strategy to cut off the ring. Both men appear to be in tremendous shape and are taking their bout seriously.
There will be no judges at ringside. That means no winner will be determined if the bout goes the distance. If a fighter suffers a cut, the fight will be stopped immediately.