• July 24, 2024

Roy Jones Jr Appears To Have Come To The Realisation He’S “Made A Mistake” Taking On Mike Tyson

Jones, who won world titles across four weight divisions, including heavyweight, will give away size to Tyson, the man who terrorised the division in his heyday.

Jones, 51, still sees multiple dangers in the 54-year-old Tyson who has got himself into terrific shape for this fight.

“He’s still Mike Tyson, he’s still one of the strongest, most explosive people who ever touched a boxing ring. If anything, I made a mistake going in with him. He’s the bigger guy, he’s the explosive guy,” Jones told Sky Sports, adding that he believed this would be a real fight.


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“When it comes time to fight, we’re going to fight. If it comes down to bite, we’re going to bite. Whatever has to happen, is going to happen, that’s just what it is.”

Jones expects he will have to weather an early storm from Tyson who was renowned for his quick knockouts when he was at the height of his powers.

“He’s going to have all the first-round fireworks, not me. I do have first-round fireworks, but he’s known for more first-round fireworks than anybody to ever touch boxing, other than maybe George Foreman,” Jones said.

“With him having the first-round fireworks, he’ll be against a guy smaller than him, maybe 40-to-50 pounds (18-22kg) smaller than him.”


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Jones, known for his fitness and speed, also appears to be in good shape as he continues his training camp in Florida.

He has enlisted the help of young stars like Chris Eubank Jr, who he trains, to help with his preparations.

“They inspire me to get my mind going,” Jones told Sky Sports.

“They’re so good already, but you’ve got to take their mind to another level. You’ve got to take them somewhere they haven’t been yet, or you can’t really train them … when they do it, they also awaken me.

“Things that I forgot, that I don’t do any more. It turns me back into a better fighter, because it made me remember things that I did once upon a time.”

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