What Are Mike Tyson And Roy Jones Jr. Doing Ahead Of Their Fight?
Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. seems to be rolling along as planned.
Tyson and Jones are scheduled to collide on November 28. Their showdown is set to be an eight-round exhibition fight. No judges will be at ringside and if a fighter suffers a cut then the bout will be stopped.
Tyson vs. Jones was supposed to take place on September 12 but the date was pushed back. Tyson’s team cited a better opportunity to market the fight with the new date. At first, Jones wasn’t pleased with the change as it cut into some of his other plans. Ultimately, Jones received new terms to his contract that he was satisfied with.
Lance Pugmire of The Athletic is reporting that Tyson and Jones will undergo drug testing through VADA.
— Lance Pugmire (@pugboxing) September 24, 2020
“A sign that the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. exhibition. [The] fight is proceeding as planned for Nov. 28 in Carson, Calif.: Both fighters have enrolled in drug testing through the Voluntary Anti-Doping Assn. (VADA), two sources tell The Athletic.”
Throughout the buildup to this fight, the story has been about size vs. speed. Tyson is a natural heavyweight, while Jones is likely to have the speed advantage since he ruled the middleweight and light-heavyweight divisions in his prime. Tyson’s punching power flattened many heavyweights in his prime and he was the undisputed champion in that weight class.