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Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr exhibition battle ‘postponed’ – new date revealed


Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr has reportedly been postponed till November 28.

The eight-round exhibition bout was initially introduced for September 12 on the Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in California.

Nevertheless, it appears there has now been a change of plan.

Tyson is getting himself into unbelievable situation for the occasion

In accordance with Ring Journal, Tyson vs Jones Jr will now happen on November 28.

It’s claimed it is because Tyson’s crew felt they might additional maximise income by rescheduling the occasion.

A gathering is claimed to have been held between each camps, with Jones’ crew agreeing to the transfer.

It’s understood the battle will nonetheless be on the identical venue, possible nonetheless with no followers in attendance.

Jones Jr is a former pound-for-pound king

Andy Foster, govt director of the California State Athletic Fee, who’ve determined to sanction the battle, beforehand advised BoxingScene that there shall be no judges scoring the battle and so no winner, until there’s a knockout.

Nevertheless that is completely not the plan.

Foster mentioned: “We will’t mislead the general public as to that is some sort of actual battle.

“They’ll get into it slightly bit, however I don’t need individuals to get harm. They know the deal.

“It’s an exhibition. They’ll exhibit their boxing abilities, however I don’t need them utilizing their greatest efforts to harm one another.

“They’re going to spar exhausting, however they shouldn’t be going for a knockout. This isn’t a record-book sort of battle.

“This isn’t world championship boxing proper now. It’s not what that is. Individuals shouldn’t be getting knocked out.

“The general public can see what sort of form Roy and Mike are nonetheless in.”

Tyson is the previous undisputed heavyweight world champion

As a part of the build-up, ‘Iron Mike’ is taking part in a collection of reveals on social media app Triller, who shall be broadcasting the $49.99 pay-per-view.

Tyson defined within the newest episode: “My ego’s f***ing with me and I’m saying, ‘N***a, you assume you fly? You ain’t s***. An newbie can get in right here and kick your ass, you higher get on high of your recreation. You wish to get embarrassed in entrance of those f***ing individuals?’

“Then the opposite ego says, ‘F*** you n***a, watch what I’m gonna do.’”

Mike concluded by laughing, pointing to his head and saying: “You don’t know what goes on up right here.”

Tyson is now 54
Mike Tyson – Instagram

Many have raised considerations concerning the battle between 54-year-old ‘Iron Mike’ and 51-year-old Jones Jr.

However Tyson mentioned: “My mentality is simply what it’s all the time been.

“How do I say this? I’m an annihilator… Man for man I don’t assume no person can match me…

“I’m the best fighter for the reason that conception of God, how might I not take this chance up?”




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