A lot has been said about the hugely anticipated Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr fight. The exhibition bout between two former champions has garnered huge attention from boxing fans around the world. Many have cited their concern over the health of both the boxers.
Both Tyson and Jones Jr. are in their early 54 and are scheduled to take on each other in an eight-round bout. While it’s going to be an exhibition bout, the lead-up has indicated that both the boxers are ready for a real fight inside the ring.
Ahead of the match-up, former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. shared his thoughts on the match-up. Additionally, he had a fair share of compliments for Iron Mike.
He said, “I don’t know. I think someone is gonna get hurt, I think from all that training and all those sacrifices, all the things that they had to do get to that fight. Someone’s gonna get knocked out. I hope you know. That’s what we came to see. Mike Tyson is a knockout artist. So is Roy Jones. Roy Jones is a bada** guy. This is gonna be pretty good.”
Mike Tyson is the favorite going into the bout. He looks tremendous in the training videos doing rounds on social media. Many boxing fans expect an early finish from the former heavyweight kingpin. However, Roy Jones Jr. is no easy fight.
Mike Tyson is three years senior to Roy Jones Jr. Needless to say, it can prove to be a significant factor going into the bout. Additionally, Tyson last stepped inside the boxing ring almost 15 years ago. Meanwhile, Roy Jones Jr. has been quite active and retired only two years ago.
The former four-division champion has what it takes to beat Mike Tyson, and he can too can ensure that Andy Ruiz Jr’s words come true. It will be interesting to see two of the best battle it out inside the boxing ring this weekend inside Staples Center in California.