“A Horse Kick to The Head”: Roy Jones Jr. Describes Over the Hill Mike Tyson’s Power

Published 07/06/2021, 2:01 AM EDT
BEIJING, CHINA – MARCH 01: (CHINA OUT) American former professional boxer Mike Tyson attends premiere of film “Ip Man 3” directed by Wilson Yip on March 1, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)


In a recent interview, boxing veteran Roy Jones Jr. talked about ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson’s boxing prowess in the ring. Jones Jr. said that the only reason he took the November 2020 fight was that he wanted to get a sense of what being punched by Mike Tyson felt like. He compared the 55-year-old’s striking to a “horse kick to the head“.

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Roy Jones Jr and Mike Tyson headlined a Triller boxing event on 29 November 2020. As the fight progressed, Jones Jr. seemed worn out in between rounds, and even at 54, Tyson kept pace with his explosive striking through all eight rounds.

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“To be in there with Mike it surprised me because the power was exactly what I thought it would be, but the defense was far better than I thought it would be, even at 54 years old,” said Roy Jones Jr.

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Mike Tyson seemed satisfied with being able to drag the fight into the deep waters. However, Jones Jr. expressed displeasure over a split draw decision by saying, “I wear draws, I don’t do draws“.

Will Roy Jones Jr. fight Mike Tyson again?

Roy Jones Jr did not seem satisfied with the split draw decision in the November 2020 fight. The former champ said he would only welcome a rematch with Mike Tyson for $10 million. Jones added that apart from being a boxer, he is also an entertainer and a performer.

“So why would I take chances at letting y’all take shots at my head which might knock something off up here so that I can’t rap no more, when I can rap forever, and I am now a bona fide double-platinum hip hop legend. I’m gonna let y’all mess it up for a few million dollars?

If you ain’t got 10, I don’t wanna talk,” said Jones.

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Nov 28, 2020; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Mike Tyson (black trunks) shakes hands with Roy Jones, Jr. (white trunks) after their split draw during a heavyweight exhibition boxing bout for the WBC Frontline Belt at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Scarnici/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Meanwhile, Mike Tyson is now looking to get back in the ring with 55-year-old Lennox Lewis in September 2021. In a 2002 bout, Lewis knocked out Tyson in round 8. A rematch between the two will certainly be an exciting event for all fans of the sport.

Would you like to see Roy Jones Jr run it back with Mike Tyson?

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