Mike Tyson & Roy Jones Jr. Fire Back At Notion That Their Bout Won’t Be A ‘Real Fight’
Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. have some words for those who don’t believe their bout will be a “real fight.”
Tyson vs. Jones will be an exhibition match scheduled for November 28. While it is considered to be an exhibition, the two will be fighting for the specially made WBC Frontline Battle Title. The bout will be sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission.
During a press conference, Tyson and Jones responded to a reporter who asked both men how they could have a “real fight” given the restrictions of a typical exhibition affair. Tyson and Jones made it clear how they felt about how their bout will go down.
Here’s what Tyson had to say.
Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr hit back at the suggestion that their Nov 28th exhibition "can't be a real fight"…
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) October 29, 2020
“Listen, I don’t know what are you talking about, what’s not a real fight? You got Mike Tyson and Roy Jones, and I’m coming to fight and I hope he’s coming to fight. And that’s all you need to know.”
Jones delivered an intense response but he was all smiles.
“First of all, if you think you’re gonna go in the ring with Mike Tyson, the last guy that did an ‘exhibition’ with Mike got dropped in the first round. And if you don’t know that, then something’s wrong with you. So who goes in the ring with the great, legendary Mike Tyson and thinks, ‘oh this is an exhibition?’ Twelve-ounce gloves, no headgear. Really? This is an exhibition? Come on brah, be for real.”
Tyson and Jones have always said that they’ll be looking to put on a show. Both men have no plans of taking it easy, at least that’s what they’re saying publicly. UFC color commentator Joe Rogan has said that he doesn’t believe Tyson and Jones will go into this fight and not let their hands loose.