Roy Jones Jr. Shares Theory On Why Mike Tyson Fight Was Delayed
Roy Jones Jr. believes he knows why his exhibition bout with Mike Tyson was delayed.
Jones and Tyson were set to collide on September 12. That date was changed to November 28. Tyson’s team cited an opportunity to market the fight more. Jones isn’t buying that reasoning.
Jones appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience and gave his take on why Tyson’s team decided to push back the date (via Bloody Elbow).
“I’m like, you know what? Six weeks, that’s right around the corner. Tyson ain’t been fighting. I can get ready, I’m pretty sure I can get a little bit more ready than he can because he’s been inactive a lot longer than I have. So six weeks, I know he’s big as heck, and he’s still Mike Tyson and he still can punch, but six weeks, there’s no way he can get prepared for this.
“So I said, you know what I’ll take that, and I jumped on it. Well, lo and behold, something happens and they change it,” he said. “They told me something about marketing, but I don’t really believe much of what was said. I just can’t believe it.”
Jones went on to say that the extra time for Tyson doesn’t concern him. Jones simply thinks that Tyson wouldn’t have stood a chance against him if he only had six weeks to prepare.
“It ain’t like I’m scared of Mike Tyson, it’s just that I know that in six weeks he had no chance to deal with me,” he explained. “In 12 weeks, he’ll have a better chance to deal with me, but his chance is still gonna be rough, but it’s gonna be better than it would’ve been. Because six weeks, he didn’t have a chance.”
Tyson vs. Jones will be held inside the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.