Jones is gearing up for a tough night against Tyson on Nov. 28
Tyson vows to unload on Jones
Odds have Tyson as the favorite to win the encounter
Mike Tyson is all set to face Roy Jones Jr. on Nov. 28 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, an exhibition fight that will be held with no fans in the stands.
Though both fighters are way out of their prime, the fire continues to burn within “Iron Mike” and Jones.
For his part, Tyson has no intention of taking it easy on Jones. He is hungry for the win and tries his best to disable the four-division world champion once they exchange leather in the ring, ESPN reported.
“My mindset is totally bliss. This is something I’ve done all my life since I was 13 years old,” Tyson said. “I’m more evolved now than I’ve ever been. My objective is to go in there with the best intentions of my life and to disable my opponent, and that’s just what it is.”
It will be the first time that Jones will get to face Tyson. He is fully aware of what he has gotten himself into but is looking forward to completing his bucket list.
Negotiations of a fight between the two boxing icons started years ago, but it was only this year when the showdown was set.
Jones knows what Tyson is capable of doing. Outside the training montage, the former heavyweight boxing champion released some months back, he knows why the Brooklyn native earned the moniker of being the “Baddest Man on the Planet.”
Tyson won his first 19 fights by stoppage, breaking the record of Rocky Marciano for most consecutive wins via KO or TKO that set the tone for his illustrious career.
Tyson’s resume also includes being the youngest heavyweight champion, winning the WBC title against Trevor Berbick at the age of 20.
Given those feats, Jones acknowledges that he has a tall order in front of him.