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Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr Exchanged Shots Ahead of Fight on November 28

If you had Joe Rogan involved in the upcoming fight between Roy Jones Jr. and Mike Tyson somewhere, you were probably right, as one of the fighters took to his podcast to describe some of the problems he has. The exhibition match between former champions Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. on November 28 is still over a month away, but the two fighters have already exchanged shots ahead of the fight.

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr Exchanged Shots Ahead of Fight on November 28
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Jones Jr. said in an appearance on the Joe Rogan Podcast that he thinks that every rule favors Tyson in their upcoming exhibition bout, which is scheduled for eight two-minute rounds. When Rogan was asked how many rounds the fight would go, 51-year-old Jones said that instead of the three-minute rounds he initially requested, he had agreed to eight two-minute rounds.

 

This, he said, was to the benefit of the former undisputed heavyweight champion, the 54-year old Tyson (50-6, 44 KOs). According to Jones, the only reason he agreed to this rule was because he did not want to annoy fans who were already looking forward to the bout, which will take place at Carson, California’s Dignity Health Sports Park.

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Jones (56-9, 7 KOs), who won titles in the divisions of middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight, said that in the later rounds of the fight, having shorter rounds would keep Tyson young, which he acknowledged was to his disadvantage. He says that due to the time of the rounds, he would need to work harder than he initially planned in order to beat Tyson.

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In 1997, when he was disqualified for biting his ear, he also remembered Tyson’s famous second fight with Evander Holyfied, claiming that he felt better wearing headphones for the exhibition match because his rival might bite his ear.

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr Exchanged Shots Ahead of Fight on November 28
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Jones, however, acknowledged that against Tyson, whom he also called a “awesome guy,” he needs to be at his best because he doesn’t know which version of Tyson he’s going to get come fight night.

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