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Roach Expects Mike Tyson To Go For Kill Early, Knock Roy Jones Out

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, who briefly worked with Mike Tyson, expects the retired boxer to go for the kill when he faces former four division world champion Roy Jones Jr. on November 28.

The 54-year-old Tyson, a former undisputed heavyweight champion, has been out of the ring since 2005 - when he was knocked out by journeyman Kevin McBride.

Jones, who is 51-years-old and captured titles at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight, has been out of the ring since 2018.

Tyson vs. Jones will be fought as an eight round exhibition clash in Los Angeles, and distributed on pay-per-view.


Tyson and Jones have both discussed the scenario of trading big shots in the early going.

The California State Athletic Commission will allow the two boxers to fight it out, but they don't want them to seriously hurt each other. If they see one of the boxers in serious trouble, the contest may get stopped prematurely.

Roach recently spoke to Tyson. Based on their conversation, he anticipates Tyson to come out firing bombs in the first round with pure knockout intentions.

"I spoke with Mike Tyson about ten days ago and I told him he doesn't know the meaning of the word 'exhibition.' He laughed but he knew what I meant.  Mike is an old school fighter who only has one gear - forward," Roach told Press Box PR.

"And I know when that bell rings, Mike will be swinging for the fences. I think Mike knocks Roy Jones out. But I did warn Mike that Roy has to be careful of Roy's left to the body. That's the punch Roy used to knock out Virgil Hill."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Mindgames on 10-30-2020

[QUOTE=REDEEMER;20846197]You didn’t pay attention to Tyson today then . You can say Roy is in better position then Mike but that’s not reality . Mike is going to steam roll him , 2 minute rounds , 12 ounce gloves and…

Comment by REDEEMER on 10-29-2020

[QUOTE=Mindgames;20846143]He's not got the cardio, he's been out so long the reflexes will be gone. He's inactivity is massive compared to Roy. I think alot of people will be disappointed in the 54 year old Mike. Even if he really…

Comment by REDEEMER on 10-29-2020

[QUOTE=PRINCEKOOL;20846149]During the second half of this build up 'I must say that? I have been mightily impressed by Roy Jones Junior's training footage'. Roy Jones Junior's training is all out there for people to see 'Where as Mike Tyson's training…

Comment by PRINCEKOOL on 10-29-2020

[QUOTE=REDEEMER;20843247]Are you suggesting Roy is Lennox Lewis ? No ones going to believe that, Mike took several clean right hands from Lewis throughout the fight and was using drugs that is well known . Roy only hope to lasting a…

Comment by Mindgames on 10-29-2020

[QUOTE=REDEEMER;20845794]MIke is going to make quick work out of Roy ,you can even see it in the presser today ,Roy realized what he’s in for when training clips came out . He looked uneasy when Mike answered questions ,when you…

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