Roy Jones Jr. has detailed what his training process has been like ahead of the showdown with Mike Tyson.
Jones is scheduled to collide with Tyson in an eight-round exhibition match on November 28. There will be no judges at ringside. If a fighter is cut, the bout will be stopped immediately. This will be Tyson’s first exhibition bout since 2006. Jones last competed in a pro fight back on February 8, 2018.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Jones talked about his training sessions with Chris Eubank Jr. The former light-heavyweight ruler revealed what having someone such as Eubank does for his preparation ahead of the fight with Tyson.
“Man, with training these guys like Chris Eubank, they inspire me to get my mind going. They’re so good already, but you’ve got to take their mind to another level. You’ve got to take them somewhere they haven’t been yet, or you can’t really train them.
“When they do it, they also awaken me. Things that I forgot, that I don’t do anymore. It turns me back into a better fighter, because it made me remember things that I did once upon a time.”
Tyson vs. Jones was initially set to take place on September 12. Those plans changed when Tyson’s team decided to push back the date for bigger marketing opportunities. Jones was upset with the change in date at first but he was able to agree to the new terms of his contract.
Tyson’s journey on the road back to the boxing ring began when “Iron” Mike started getting in shape again. The former undisputed heavyweight champion had talked about being afraid of training hard as he knew his ego would take over. It has in full force and he’ll soon put it to the test against Jones.