On November 28 the match between the two former boxers will be held with the aim of raising funds for charity
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Sylvester Stallone gave life to the famous character Rocky Balboa (Shutterstock)
Legendary heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, 54, will return to the ring to face Roy Jones, Jr. three years his junior at the Dignity Health Sports Arena in Los Angeles as part of a multi-party event. American sports legends.
Triller, the platform that will offer this exhibition bout on the Internet, announced matches between the Swedish Badou Jack , former world champion in two categories, and the American Blake McKernan, and the British Viddal Riley against the American Rashad Coulter , among others.
As November 28 draws near, the anticipation mounts and no one wants to miss out on what will happen in the ring that night. The two former fighters threatened to knock out each other and opinion among experts is divided, although most have agreed that this poses a risk for both due to their age.
Miker Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. never met as professionals
Who spoke now about the fight was none other than Sylvester Stallone, actor who played Rocky Balboa in the most popular and highest-grossing boxing movie saga in history. The 74-year-old actor commented on the subject to the American portal TMZ and announced that before starting, the fight seems to be over.
“Roy Jones is a great, great fighter, but it's just a matter of physics. Everybody knows. Tyson is a demolition machine, “said Stallone, who made it clear:” Let's put it this way: what do you think is going to work, a 22 pistol against a 45? ”
In this context, it seems that Roy Jones Jr. does not have a chance, that is why the man who played Rocky, a character who always knew how to recover from adversity, gave him advice: “Keep moving.” That way, and if your body resists it, you can tire Iron Mike and avoid his fists.
Mike Tyson training at 54
The eight round match between Tyson and Jones Jr. It will take place at the Dignity Health Sports Arena in Los Angeles, with the approval of the California State Athletic Commission. Iron Mike has been out of the ring for 15 years after a loss against Irishman Kevin McBride, ended his career with a balance of 50 wins and 6 losses with 44 knockouts, while his rival, who was world champion in four categories between 1993 and 2004 and Last fought in February 2018, he has a 66-9 record with 47 knockouts.
Speaking to TMZ in early August, the former heavyweight king stated, “This is seek and destroy and I'm eager to get my glory back . “ And he added: “If the opportunity presents itself I will knock him out, I am always looking for it . “
For his part, Jones Junior explained in an interview with ESPN: “I know how to have fun in the ring, trying to do my best, but at the same time I know Mike. Mike is like a puppy pitbull, who gets lost in his mind and the only thing he knows is 'I'm going for the fight', that's the only thing he knows, go for the fight ”. Winner of numerous world titles in different categories – medium, super middle, light heavy and heavy – he knows he cannot underestimate the challenge. And he has a plan. “If he doesn't kill fast, he has trouble on his hands. If you don't do it fast, your ass belongs to me! “ , prodded in a video released by TMZ .