Oscar De La Hoya has a prediction for Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.
Tyson vs. Jones is scheduled to take place on November 28. It’ll be contested in the form of eight two-minute rounds. The specially made WBC Frontline Battle Title will be on the line. This is going to be an exhibition bout.
The notion going into this fight is that it’ll come down to power vs. speed. Many feel the strength advantage of Tyson could be too great for Jones. De La Hoya shares in this belief as he revealed during an Instagram chat (via BoxingScene.com).
“In boxing, and I think Teofimo [Lopez] proved it, is that a good big guy always beats a good small guy. It’s always like that, so I’m going to have to go with Tyson. But it wouldn’t surprise me if Jones Jr pulls something off – like he always has in his career.”
Tyson hasn’t competed since an exhibition bout back in 2006. As for Jones, he last fought back on February 8, 2018. He defeated Scott Sigmon via unanimous decision to capture the WBU (German version) Cruiserweight Title.
“Iron” Mike has cited the reemergence of his ego as the reason why he’s decided to return. He has released numerous training videos that showcase his tremendous physique. Going into the bout, Tyson is 54 years old and Jones is 51.
The heavyweight clash between Tyson and Jones will take place inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. It will be sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission.