Heavyweight icon Mike Tyson appeared confident before his exhibition battle against Roy Jones Jr., as he vowed to win the fight on November 28
Ending a hiatus of 15 years in professional boxing, Tyson will return against one of the best boxers of all time, Roy Jones Jr. Despite hitting their dotage, Tyson and Jones can offer a lot of difficulties for each other inside the ring. That said, Roy was an active professional till 2018. Not only that, but he also retired from boxing with a four-fight win streak.
Thus, several fight fans claim him to be the favorite against a seasoned Mike Tyson. However, we can never write off ‘Iron Mike’ from a contest, especially when he looks like he is in the best shape of his career. The 54-year-old has recently turned to social media to announce his prediction for the fight.
n the clip, Eubank says: “It’s a crazy atmosphere, but crazy is what breeds excellence in this sport.
“And that’s what Roy is, he’s no ordinary trainer, and he is the best trainer I’ve ever had.”
Zab Judah then credits Jones Jr then helping him become ‘a champion’ – Judah is the former IBF super-lightweight champ.
Tyson then chips in with: “All great fighters can’t be great trainers, it takes a very special person to be a great trainer.”
But the niceties will end come fight night in November.
He added: “He’s still Mike Tyson. He’s still one of the strongest, most explosive people who ever touched a boxing ring. If anything, I made a mistake going in with him. He’s the bigger guy. He’s the explosive guy.”
Elaborating on the nature of his potential mistake, Jones said: “He’s going to have all the first-round fireworks, not me. I do have first-round fireworks, but he’s known for more first-round fireworks than anybody to ever touch boxing, other than maybe George Foreman.
“With him having the first-round fireworks, he’ll be against a guy smaller than him, maybe 40-50 pounds smaller than him.”