Former boxing champion Zab Judah warns that Mike Tyson is taking his bout with Roy Jones Jr. seriously.
Tyson and Jones are scheduled to collide on Saturday night, November 28. The exhibition match will take place inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. While the California State Athletic Commission is treating this as a sparring session with no official winner being declared, the WBC has appointed three remote judges and created a Frontline Battle Championship for the matchup.
Judah, who has helped Tyson prepare for his return to the ring, took to his Instagram account to explain why fight fans should take the bout with Jones seriously (h/t talkSPORT.com).
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“I just finished up a training camp with Mike Tyson. I’m here to tell the world that Mike Tyson is coming into the ring Saturday night to put in a lot of pain. He’s not playing, this is not a game. I understand they’re playing around and throwing the rulebook around, but my bro coming to hurt something. So I want everybody to know that this is not going to be a game. The Mike Tyson you know from the past, I think he’s back.
“Let me tell you why: there was a guy who came to the training camp and he came with a full set of teeth but he left with one tooth missing. So that’s back to the intensity of what Mike is doing again. Bro is on it. It’s going to be crazy.”
Tyson vs. Jones is scheduled for eight two-minute rounds. It’ll headline a card, which will feature professional bouts.
Take a look at the Tyson vs. Jones card below.
Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. Card (PPV/Triller)
Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.
Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson
Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan
Hasim Rahman Jr. vs. Rashad Coulter