Mike Tyson’s return to boxing in November is meant to be an exhibition match however opponent Roy Jones Jr. is apprehensive he’s made a mistake.
CSAC govt director Andy Foster first mentioned when the match was introduced in July that the bout between the 2 legendary fighters wasn’t about “[taking] one another’s heads off.”
“They will get into it a bit of bit, however I do not need folks to get harm. They know the deal,” he mentioned on the time.
However Jones appears to be involved that Tyson didn’t get the memo, telling Sky Sports activities over the weekend, he might have made a “mistake.”
“He is nonetheless Mike Tyson, he is nonetheless one of many strongest, most explosive individuals who ever touched a boxing ring. If something, I made a mistake getting into with him. He is the larger man, he is the explosive man,” he mentioned.
“He will have all of the first-round fireworks, not me. I do have first-round fireworks, however he is recognized for extra first-round fireworks than anyone to ever contact boxing, apart from possibly George Foreman.”
Jones’ apprehension follows remarks Tyson made final month the place he known as the match a “search and destroy.”
“That is search and destroy, and I’m trying ahead to recapturing my glory,” Tyson advised TMZ Sports activities. “The combating sport is what I am about and hurting folks is what I am about.”
The eight-round exhibition was initially deliberate for Sept. 12 however is now scheduled for Nov. 28 on the Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in Carson, Calif.
Fox Information’ Daniel Canova contributed to this report.