The fight is almost here! On Saturday, November 28, Roy Jones Jr. takes on Iron Mike Tyson. We’ve analyzed fight in every way possible. We’ve even made our picks. Check out an update on both men’s mental and physical states heading into one of the biggest bouts of the year so you can get all your bets ready and place them against our Mike Tyson odds!
Mike Tyson Vs Roy Jones Last Update Before The Fight
Iron Mike Vs Jones Jr.
- When: Saturday, Nov. 28 at 10:00 pm ET
- Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
- Live Stream: com or FITE TV
- Boxing Odds: Roy Jones Jr. +170 / Mike Tyson -200
What hints has Jones Jr. provided leading up to the fight?
Roy won the heavyweight title over John Ruiz. He knows how to fight at the heavyweight level. That was many moons ago, though, which is why some question why Jones Jr. decided to fight Tyson in the first place.
Superman understands why people would question his willingness to go in with a boxer with much more power than what he has. Especially, the naysayers write, at the age of 51. Roy’s response is that he wanted to fight Mike when both were in their primes.
The fight could never develop because by the time Jones Jr. was ready to battle Tyson, Mike had already given up on himself. So, for Roy Jones Jr., Saturday is a dream come true. He gets a chance to finally test himself against the great Mike Tyson.
Also, we shouldn’t think too much about age. Age is relative. If Roy were fighting Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury, we might worry. Tyson is 54-years-old. So, the physicality element doesn’t mean as much and Roy knows that.
All told, Jones Jr. appears ready for the challenge. His mind is where it should be while physically he look like he’s in his late thirties or early forties.
Is Mike Tyson ready for Jones Jr. on Saturday?
From the neck up, Iron Mike Tyson looks his age. He actually looks older. But then the close to 55-year-old Tyson takes off his shirt and we notice he’s got a 30-year-old body.
Iron Mike lost 60 to 70 pounds, depending on who you talk to, to get ready for this fight. Any person, no matter the age, that loses that much weight to step into a boxing ring, or do anything, really, is a serious individual.
Mentally, Tyson appears ready as well. Iron Mike hasn’t done a line of cocaine in close to three years. Why? He started asking himself questions.
Tyson asked, “Why am I who I am, and why do I react the way that I do? Why do I think? What is causing me to say that? What’s causing me to breathe? What’s causing me to want to survive?’’
Those are questions that people who have made a lot of mistakes in their life ask once they start getting wise about how big the universe actually is. Tyson appears to have finally matured as a human being.
That’s good news for both Iron Mike and boxing fans. Roy has always had a strong mind and physically fit body. Mike was the one who required getting his life together. A mature, in-shape Tyson, means we’re set to see a fantastic fight on November 28.
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|