Legendary boxers showcase their sparring skills, in anticipation of their Pay-Per-View match. The former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, Mike Tyson, will take on former four-division champion Roy Jones Jr. on Nov. 28 from California. Both fighters are over the age of 50, but appear to be in great shape.
However, early on, Jones Jr. threatened to withdraw from the bout because of money and the delay. Most recently, Jones said that he may have made a mistake in matching up against Tyson because he’s the more explosive, heavier fighter. Jones noted that he would likely give up 40-50 pounds in size to Tyson and that he will fight by any means necessary to get the job done. “If it comes down to bite, we’re going to bite. Whatever has to happen is going to happen.”
Mike Tyson (54) dominated the boxing world in the late 80s, striking fear in his opponents. Tyson went 37-0 before he was upset by James “Buster” Douglas in July 1990. Perhaps one of the most feared and dramatically controversial heavy hitter in the 90s, with a convicted rape charge and biting the ear off Evander Holyfield.
Mike Tyson almost knocked out his trainer. “Iron” Mike definitely looks ready for his showdown with Roy Jones Jr. ?
Roy Jones Jr.was named the best boxer of the 1990s by Ring Magazine. At his best, Jones displayed a dazzling combination of speed, power and defense, while being able to showboat in fantastic and improbable ways. Jones won wold championships at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, and eventually heavyweight in a historic accomplishment. After a near-flawless first 50 fights of his career — his lone loss a controversial disqualification against Montell Griffin that was avenged in less than one round in the rematch — Jones career slowly began to unravel as his style was too dependent on reflexes that diminished over time.
Jones claps back on his Facebook page, displaying his speed while throwing combinations with his trainer.
Jones has formerly said he would have to rely on his superior movement and stamina to keep up with Tyson.
Online sportsbook Bovada released the betting odds for these two iconic champions with Jones opening as the -135 favorite and Tyson firing back as a -105 underdog. It didn’t take long for the line to flip, though, as Iron Mike is now the -175 fave with Jones the +135 dog.
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