What Is Being Recommended For The Upcoming Roy Jones Jr. Vs. Mike Tyson Fight?
With just a few more weeks to go until Mike Tyson ad Roy Jones Jr. face off on September 12, there have been concerns on all fronts regarding the safety of the two former fighters. At 50+, nobody wants to see the two get hurt. An official governing body is hoping the necessary steps are taken to ensure that.
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman would end up telling Boxing Scene his recommendations to produce the best but safest fight possible. The two heavyweights will be competing in an eight-round contest with twelve-ounce gloves. The California Athletic Commission will be in charge of maintaining order.
“The exhibition is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, in Los Angeles, California, an eight-round contest, without headgear, and wearing 12-ounce gloves,” Sulaiman stated. “This is a point that worries me. Both Tyson and Jones should wear headgear that boxers use in sparring , and wear 16, or even 18-ounce gloves.
“This event is a charity initiative which is highly appreciated and seeks to give sports fans a moment of entertainment. That is why the World Boxing Council fully supports the realization of it, but I repeat, in no way can the safety of the contenders be neglected. I am certain that the California State Athletic Commission is taking every single provision to ensure their safety before and during the event.”
No headgear will be involved in this fight. The California Athletic Commission has attempted to calm any worries by stating there won’t be any knockouts. Tyson, however, believes that anything is possible. That is especially true if his old intensity returns.
This will be the first fight for Tyson (54) since 2005, while Jones (51) just recently retired in 2018.