The moment is finally here as Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. will battle each other in the ring. Tyson is making his return to the ring 15 years after he retired. The fight will feature two former champions who dominated during their careers. Even though Tyson and Jones Jr. are over the age of 50, they still have what it takes to get in the ring.
With the fight coming up, Tyson is ready to get in the ring. His game plan against his opponent is very simple, and he made that known.
Mike Tyson has put in intense training ahead of the fight
One thing Mike Tyson knows how to do is prepare for a fight. Ever since the fight between him and Roy Jones Jr. was announced, Tyson has been putting the work in. He wanted to make sure that he was in the best shape possible to be prepared for the fight. The former heavyweight champion doesn’t care how old he is. During his training, Tyson showed that he still has what it takes to get in the ring and compete, even at his age.
One former boxing great noticed that Tyson has looked like his old self throughout his training. According to an article from dailymail.co.uk, former undisputed welterweight king Zab Judah has been impressed with Tyson’s work ethic. “I just finished up a training camp with Mike Tyson,” said Judah on Instagram. “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.”
According to Judah, Tyson knocked someone’s teeth out during training. “The Mike Tyson you know from the past, I think he’s back,” he said. “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.” Judah is looking forward to watching Tyson go at it in the ring and seeing his hard work pay off.
Mike Tyson put together an impressive boxing career
During his career, Tyson was considered one of the top boxers in the world. At the age of 20, Tyson became the youngest heavyweight world champion. He finished his career with 50 wins and 44 knockouts. Tyson was a fearsome boxer in the ring, and when he hit his opponents, they felt it.
When he started his professional boxing career, he finished with a 15-0 record, winning all of his matches by knockouts. The last time Tyson stepped into the ring was in 2005 when he lost to Kevin McBride.
Mike Tyson is going to go right at Roy Jones Jr.
Mike Tyson’s opponent is a champion himself. Roy Jones Jr. has a career record of 66-9. His last fight came in 2018 when he defeated Scott Sigmon. Jones Jr. is excited to get into the ring with Tyson. “I’m happy. I get to see what it’s like to be in the ring with Mike Tyson before I die,” Jones Jr. told CNN. “I’ll get the best wishes of my life.”
According to CNN, this will be an eight-round fight, and each round will last two minutes. The fight is sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission. Tyson and Jones Jr. will go at each other on Nov. 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET at the Staples Center. Tyson has a simple game plan when he steps in the ring with Jones Jr. “I’m coming at him,” Tyson said at the weigh-in. It’ll be exciting to watch these two go at, and let’s hope no one gets hurt.