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Sylvester Stallone on Tyson vs. Jones: It's Matching a 22 Against a 45

Actor Sylvester Stallone, who is known to most boxing fans for his on-screen role as boxer Rocky Balboa in seven motion pictures, gave his take on the upcoming clash between former world champions Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.

The fight is scheduled for November 28, on pay-per-view, from Los Angeles. The fight will be staged as an exhibition over the eight round distance.

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

The 51-year-old Jones, who captured world titles at 160, 168 and 175 - picked a heavyweight title in his only contest in the weight division.


Jones has been far more active in the last 15 years, with his last fight taking place in 2018.

Most bookies have Jones, at one time regarded as the best fighter in the world, as the favorite to win the fight.

Tyson has looked dangerous in the short training clips that his team released to the media, but most oddsmakers are not convinced that his stamina will still be there after a few rounds play out.

Stallone expects size to play a role in the outcome.

While he credits Jones as being a very skilled fighter, he feels Tyson is too big, too strong and has too much firepower in his punches. 

"Well, let's put it this way," Stallone said to TMZ. "What do you think is going to work? A 22 against a 45???"

"Roy Jones is a great, great fighter, but it's just a matter of physics."

In order to stay out of the danger, Stallone would advise Jones to stay on the move at all times to wear down the stamina of Tyson.

"[He has to] keep moving. You're talking about, I mean -- everyone knows it. Mike Tyson is a wrecking ball," Stallone said.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by BodyBagz on 09-26-2020

[QUOTE=tokon;20777395]No, it's "sports entertainment" news. You know, like WWE etc.[/QUOTE] The entertainment part is debatable. The pre ''fight'' noise is dull.

Comment by tokon on 09-25-2020

[QUOTE=BodyBagz;20775163]It irks me this is considered sports news.[/QUOTE] No, it's "sports entertainment" news. You know, like WWE etc.

Comment by BodyBagz on 09-24-2020

[QUOTE=tokon;20771049]". . . as the favorite to win the fight . . " How are they going to determine that with no judges or decision?! What complete and utter bs.[/QUOTE] It irks me this is considered sports news.

Comment by IronDanHamza on 09-23-2020

I find it baffling that people are acting like Roy Jones is fighting Mike Tyson from 1988 and not a Mike Tyson who the last time he stepped in a ring over 15 years ago was knocked out by Danny…

Comment by Boricua181 on 09-23-2020

[QUOTE=Boricua181;20773375]Not only were these five durable fighters, but four of them were world champions. The only exception to winning that coveted title was David Tua, but they all had one punch brutal knockout power.[/QUOTE] Iron Mike Tyson was a ferocious…

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