“We Are Freaks!” – Roy Jones Jr. Lauds Mike Tyson For Showcasing Recent Video

Published 10/29/2020, 3:33 PM EDT


It seems like there is no bad blood between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. ahead of their highly anticipated exhibition bout scheduled to take place on Nov. 28. inside Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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The much-awaited showdown between the two-former champions was initially scheduled to take place on September 12. However, the organizers pushed to a later date to maximize revenue. The bout will be a PPV event and will be sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission or the CSAC.

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Both Tyson and Jones Jr. have looked incredible ahead of the fight, with ‘Iron’ Mike stealing most of the limelight through his jaw-dropping training videos. Earlier, leaked videos from Tyson’s training camp showed the former champion almost dropping his training partner during sparring.

Roy Jones Jr. praises Mike Tyson

In the recently concluded press-conference ahead of the match-up, Roy Jones Jr. looked in complete awe of Mike Tyson. Arguably the greatest boxer of all time, Tyson has been receiving praise globally for his incredible shape ahead of his return to the boxing ring.

I think he looked awesome. He looked very good. I was really proud to see him bounce back the way he did. Most guys, at 54, they start counting themselves out. When I came in at 32 years old, you are considered an old guy. You couldn’t box anymore. Now to see Mike hit the body bag like that, the way he is doing it. It’s phenomenal. It’s crazy. We are freaks,” Jones Jr. said.

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On the other side, Jones Jr. has looked incredibly fit himself, and at 51 years of age, has looked incredibly fast behind the punching bag. However, ahead of the match-up, many fans have cited their concerns about the safety and well-being of both the boxers. In the purview of safety precautions made for the much-anticipated showdown, each boxing round will be of two minutes.

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Be that as it may, both the boxers have looked incredibly sharp if we account for how inactive they have been. While Roy Jones Jr. remained active in his early 40s, it has almost been a decade for Mike Tyson. Though it doesn’t seem so based on his training clips. Will the match evoke the same feeling amongst fans?

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Nikhil Chauhan

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I low-key like Dana White and his decisions, but that doesn't mean I am not a fan of super fights. Always up for a chat related to UFC, I am a passionate filmmaker.

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