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Don King on Tyson vs. Jones: You Got To Respect It

Hall of Fame promoter Don King, who for years promoted the career of former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, has embraced his former fighter's announced bout with Roy Jones Jr.

Last week, it was announced that Tyson, 54-years-old, and Jones, 51-years-old, would collide in an eight round exhibition fight on September 12 in California.

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Jones has been away from the ring since early 2018, while Tyson has been retired from boxing since 2005.

"You know, those are two icons. They're both icons. You know, it's a great form of entertainment, but it's also a great message," King told All Hip Hop.

"[Men are] still out there, you know, putting their lives in jeopardy. I don't care who you are. You got to respect it, man. Waking up those three steps [into the ring]. You ain't got a league [like other sports] where you can take a 'time out' to sit in a separate room. When you go in there, you had to deal with it real! That guy? That's your opponent."

Although King and Tyson have had a rocky relationship over the years, the 88-year-old promoter indicates that they made up years ago.

"I love Mike Tyson. Mike Tyson came to me and he says, 'Don [anytime] I tell the truth about you - they won't give me nothing. But if I tell the lies about you, [I can get paid],'" King said.

"I said, 'Get the money! Whenever you want to get the money.' I've never said anything negative about Mike Tyson. But Milke Tyson has berated me to the high heavens. I let him survive. Roy Jones [split from] his father [who trained him in the 90's], Roy Jones. His father did everything in the world to get Roy Jones [successful] and give him that and you can't forget your father. You know Roy Jones made a little slip there, you know because you don't forget the dirt road."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by MANNY67 on 07-28-2020

Most people know Mike Tyson was a good boxer and now at 54 I don’t know but I am just amazed how many so called boxing 🥊 fans have a lot of crap to say about him, true boxing fans…

Comment by markther on 07-28-2020

All I know is Don has Tyson and Roy looking for him again, LOL!!! He talked about Roy ditching his daddy & Tyson being an intentional story teller and liar to make some money in 1 interview. I would have…

Comment by champion4ever on 07-28-2020

[QUOTE=Bunch Pag;20678374]Oh yes.. he's happily calling either himself or Tyson a liar but he can't figure out which one and he's telling the story��, and using the motivation of money for it all.. now that bit I do believe...[/QUOTE]He is…

Comment by RossW on 07-28-2020

Big Don still talking **** I see...

Comment by Bunch Pag on 07-28-2020

[QUOTE=champion4ever;20678358]The one thing I can say about Don King is that he knows how to embellish a story. Obviously, he's lying but I love to hear him say it.[/QUOTE] Oh yes.. he's happily calling either himself or Tyson a liar…

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