Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr Could Be the Most Boring Fight Ever – Here’s Why

Published 11/26/2020, 9:12 AM EST


Mike Tyson will fight Roy Jones Jr in an event that will mark the return of two of boxing’s biggest icons. The legends of the sport will be fighting on November 28, live on www.tysonontriller.com in an event that will also feature music performances.

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This entire idea has come under serious criticisms that are only getting worse with time. After the latest announcements of the rules, many fans will question the event even more. So let’s take a closer look at the event and see why it could be the most boring fight ever.

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The first thing that fans will focus on is the fact that there will be no knockouts. Yes, you read that right. The CSAC will not allow either fighter to go for the knockout since they are over 50 years old.

Fans were excited when they saw videos of Tyson throwing power punches in the gym and would have been hoping there would be some of that in the fight.

However, it is disappointing to know that the fighters can not do that. The referee has the authority to step in whenever he feels like the fight is going beyond ‘exhibition intensity’.

So they’re setting up the fight to go the distance and suggesting a boring 8-rounder. Unfortunately, we will not see a slug-fest from the two legends.

The fighters will also fight in 2-minute rounds rather than 3-minute rounds. This reduces the intensity of the fight by a lot because we may not see either man tee off on his opponent.

They will also wear 12-ounce gloves, which will significantly reduce the power in the punches. Although, that would not matter, as neither are allowed to go for the knockout.

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So what can we expect from the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr fight after the rule changes?

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The only positive about this fight will be the prospect of seeing ‘Iron Mike’ and ‘Captain Left Hook’ back in the ring again. Given the training both have put in, it will be instinctive for them to go for the kill. As a result, we could see numerous stoppages by the referee to “control the intensity”.

Fans can hope that the under-card will deliver some entertainment, as the main event will be curtailed by too many restrictions. What do you make of the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr event? Do you think the legends will find a way to entertain, or will it be a drab contest?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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