Mike Tyson & Roy Jones Jr. Blast Two-Minute Rounds
The big exhibition fight between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. will have two-minute rounds and neither man is happy about it.
Tyson and Jones are set to share the ring on November 28. “Iron” Mike and Jones will be competing for the specially made WBC Frontline Battle Title. The exhibition will be sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission. It’ll take place inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Typically, boxing matches have three-minute rounds. That is not the case for Tyson vs. Jones. They will be fighting for eight two-minute rounds unless there is a stoppage.
During a virtual press conference, Tyson vented about having to fight with this change (via BoxingScene.com).
“I’m sure they have their reasons for doing it. But you know, women fight for two minutes. But I guess the commission has a bigger influence than I do. I’m just happy that we’re doing it.”
Jones also isn’t a fan of competing in two-minute rounds, even though this is an exhibition.
“I’m not happy at all. That’s for women. Why are we doing two-minute rounds? We’re two of the best to ever do it. Two minutes doesn’t do anything for me or him.”
Tyson and Jones have been insisting that they will have a “real fight.” Jones reminded fight fans that in Tyson’s last exhibition affair back in 2006, “Iron” Mike dropped Corey Sanders in the opening frame.