When Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. steps into the ring on Saturday, November 28, boxing fans will get to witness two of the greatest pugilists of all time showcase their skills. Although both men aren’t the same boxers like they were during their prime, they are both plenty good enough to put on a great show. With that in mind, check out the 5 reasons Roy Jones beats favored Iron Mike Tyson on November 28. so you can keep preparing your bets against our Mike Tyson odds.
Tyson Vs Jones Jr. – Reasons Superman Takes Down Iron Mike on Nov. 28
Top 5 Reasons Roy Jones Jr. Beats Iron Mike Tyson
- Roy still has a good jab
When Jones was in the prime of his career, he threw a half jab-half hook. On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, expect Superman to throw a more traditional jab. The jab will not only help Roy set up combinations and power punches, but it will also keep Tyson from setting his feet and throwing.
- Jones Jr. has excellent defense
In boxing, fighters are always on offense and defense. Jones Jr. is one of the best ever to throw defensive punches. Jabs are defensive punches. So are crosses and hooks. If Jones Jr. throws a hook or cross to prevent Tyson from setting his feet or getting to an advantageous spot, the punch will have done its job.
Also, Roy must wrap and pull Mike close to his chest when Tyson advances. Timing is crucial with this move because if Jones Jr. tries to wrap and pull too early, Iron Mike will make him pay.
- Superman is in good shape
Like Tyson, Roy Jones Jr. is in great shape. A single look and one realizes that also like Tyson, Roy is taking this fight seriously. Jones Jr. knows that a single Iron Mike punch could send him to the canvas. That’s one of the reasons he’s trained so hard for an exhibition bout. Jones Jr. hasn’t just trained hard; he’s trained to go the full eight rounds.
- Roy’s boxing IQ is just as high as Iron Mike’s
Most boxing fans know that Tyson has a close to unparalleled knowledge of boxing. Cus D’Amato taught Tyson how to fight from the peek-a-boo. Jim Jacobs showed Mike what made Jack Dempsey such a great fighter.
What many don’t know is that Roy Jones Jr. was born a boxer. His father, Roy Jones Sr., was a Vietnam war hero and a middleweight. Senior actually fought the great Marvin Hagler in 1977. Legend has it, Junior got his first pair of boxing gloves when he was four.
Roy Jones knows everything there is to know about boxing. He’ll enter the ring with the perfect plan to beat Iron Mike.
- Roy wants to win
Roy wouldn’t take this fight unless he wanted to win. Jones Jr. doesn’t need the money, which means he’s stepping into the ring with Iron Mike Tyson because he relishes the competition. The greats are like that. Muhammad Ali didn’t stop fighting until the people around him made him stop. Manny Pacquiao continues to fight and how many times did Sugar Ray Leonard come out of retirement?
Roy Jones Jr. wants to win and so does Mike Tyson. Both will give it their all on November 28 benefiting boxing fans.
Mike Tyson Vs Roy Jones Jr. – Frontline Battle Stats
Roy Jones Jr.
|Nickname||Iron Mike||Captain Hook|
|Hometown||New York City, New York, U.S.||Pensacola, Florida, U.S.|
|Pre-fight record||50–6 (44 KOs)||66–9 (47 KOs)|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Recognition||Former undisputed heavyweight champion||Former IBF middleweight, IBF super middleweight, undisputed light heavyweight, and WBA heavyweight champion|