Mike Tyson VS. Roy Jones Jr. (TONIGHT!)

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  1. Worm
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    Jul 23, 2020
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    The 54-year-old Tyson (50-6) has caused a stir on social media the past few months as he posted footage of himself training. He last fought 15 years ago, when he was stopped in six rounds by Kevin McBride.

    Last month, Jones, 51, expressed interest in a possible bout with Tyson.

    "I've been trying to enjoy retirement, but people don't seem to want to let me retire," said Jones. "They keep calling me, telling me that Mike wants to come back, and that you'd be a great opponent for Mike.

    "We always wanted to see it, but I would've preferred it back then. Tyson is a h--- of a specimen still. Still a problem to deal with. But at the same time, life is life, you only live once. You want to know what it's like, you go in there and see. You still gotta see it."

    At one time, "Iron Mike" was considered one of the most ferocious fighters in the world. He became the youngest heavyweight champion in history (at 20 years and four months) after stopping Trevor Berbick in two rounds in November 1986.

    Tyson then ruled the division with impunity, making nine successful defenses, while unifying the division. But he was shockingly upset by James 'Buster' Douglas in February 1990 and after that his career was never quite the same. After spending three years in jail for a r--- conviction, he returned to boxing in 1995, then won the WBC and WBA heavyweight titles in 1996.

    Tyson's last true big fight came in the summer of 2002, when he was halted in eight rounds by Lennox Lewis.

    As for Jones (66-9), at his apex, he was considered the most brilliant boxer in the sport, winning titles at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight. At his peak, he was a sublime mix of speed, technique and ring intelligence.

    But his career declined after he was knocked out by Antonio Tarver in 2004, which began a three fight losing streak, and a fighter who was once considered untouchable became more and more susceptible to getting knocked out.

    Jones last appeared in a professional bout in February 2018, when he defeated Scott Sigmon by decision. The last recognizable name on his ledger, Enzo Maccarinelli, knocked him out in four rounds in Moscow in 2015.

    In an interview with Yahoo Sports, Andy Foster, the executive director of the California State Athletic Commission, said that he believed there wouldn't be headgear, but that the boxers would use 12-ounce gloves.
     
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  2. The Moon Man
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    Oh s---. Never expected this.
     
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    Jul 23, 2020
    So f---ing hype to get to see Tyson fight during my lifetime, never thought it'd happen
     
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  4. The Moon Man
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    Jul 23, 2020
    He's had a few cameos in AEW recently and looks in great shape. Tyson still got it.
     
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    Jul 23, 2020
    Pretty cool, but he’ll be a shadow of his former self so I won’t get too excited. Will just be great seeing him in the ring again.

    Also worth mentioning that this is an exhibition fight and they will not be going for knockouts, but it’ll be a good spectacle nonetheless. Tyson looks in great shape.
     
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    Jul 23, 2020
    Still looks scary at this age tho. I def wouldn't steal his tiger



     
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    If he lands one, it'll feel like a freight train to the face
     
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    Jul 24, 2020
    He's still a dangerous beast. I can't wait for the fight!
     
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    Fair play to them both. This will be big.
     
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    @Mike Tyson you hyped?
     
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    Lets go
     
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    Jul 24, 2020
    And the villain of YouTube, Jake Paul is also on the card. I’ll be rooting for him all the way.
     
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    Nov 24, 2020
    It's really a no knockout fight? How that works?

    It makes no sense.
     
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    Nov 24, 2020
    It's officially labeled as an exhibition match but they're using 12 ounce gloves and no head gear.

    Both Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. have said this won't be a fake fight or a light sparring match. That they're going there to give it their best.

    Tyson said he's coming there to fight and hopes Roy Jones Jr. Is going to do the same to which Jones responded pretty much the same thing.

    We will have to wait and find out if this is true.
     
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    I hope so.
     
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    Nov 24, 2020
    Nvm. Just came across this.



    "No knockouts allowed"

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    whoaa... f--- that lol
     
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    I actually box in the gym of Roy Jones fighter in Pittsburgh. Roy was actually training out here for the last month or so and I got to meet him. Obviously he would think so but his trainer is pretty confident Roy has this fight. He thinks Tyson won’t be able to keep up and unless Roy makes a mistake he will come out on top.

    but Tyson is a monster so I’m not so sure. He is looking jacked and he has a completely different mindset when he steps in the ring. I don’t expect much but hoping for a good fight.
     
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    Relax guys, those are the old rules.

    New rules allows knockouts and there will be 3 judges.

     
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