Floyd Mayweather Unconcerned About Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr: “Let Them Do What They Want to Do”

November 17, 2020 8:55 pm

Floyd Mayweather has made his opinion quite clear on the upcoming exhibition bout between Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. The hugely anticipated showdown will take place on November 28 inside Staples Center in California. Earlier scheduled to take place in September, the bout was pushed to a later date to maximize revenue.

Boxing fans have criticized the exhibition bout, which has all the makings of a real fight. Ahead of the anticipated match-up, former champion and arguably the greatest of all time, Floyd Mayweather, has given his views on the same.

“Let them do what they want to do, you know?’’ Mayweather said. “I can’t tell nobody what to do and what not to do. Because when I do my exhibition, I don’t want nobody telling me what to do and what not to do. And I don’t want anybody telling me, ‘Ah, Floyd needs money,’ I’m OK, I’m great, I’m doing just fine.”

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – MARCH 06: Mike Tyson performs his one man show “Undisputed Truth” in the Music Box at the Borgata on March 6, 2020 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images)

Mike Tyson, 54, and Roy Jones Jr., 51, will meet each other inside the boxing ring later this month. Initially expected to be an exhibition bout, the lead-up has indicated that boxing fans could well be in for a real fight between two former champions. However, fans around the world have cited their concerns regarding the health and age of both the boxers as they step inside the boxing ring to trade punches.

However, Mayweather is least bothered about these questions and feels that both Tyson and Jones are well aware of what’s best for them.

Floyd Mayweather announced boxing return

Floyd Mayweather, 43, has also announced his return to the boxing ring in an exhibition bout scheduled to take place in Japan in 2021.

While more details are yet to come out, seems like the return has been confirmed and boxing fans could witness Money Mayweather once again inside the boxing ring. The former champion was last seen inside the boxing ring in a “Money Fight” against former dual champion Conor McGregor.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: (R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a punch at Conor McGregor during their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

“There are so many people that’s in the work world that retire and still do different things and make a couple of dollars just to have fun. Same thing I’m doing. I’m having fun, enjoying life. Why can’t I do some sparring for, you know, some heavy cash?” Mayweather asked.

Floyd Mayweather’s return to the boxing ring is certainly exciting. While the opponent has not been named, it will mark Mayweather’s second appearance in Japan for an exhibition bout.

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