So what’s the deal about the Mike Tyson comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr. scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend? It’s labeled an ‘exhibition’ but does that mean it’s for entertainment purposes only or are the fighters looking for knockouts? The fight already has Jones Jr. fired up after it was moved from Sept. 12 to Nov. 28. Now Jones has fired a warning directly at Mike Tyson.
It’s billed as the Mike Tyson comeback. It’s also a comeback for Roy Jones Jr. The former boxing champions were scheduled to meet last month, but promoters pushed the fight to Thanksgiving weekend, hoping to lure in a bigger pay-per-view audience. That moved didn’t sit well with Jones. Jr.
Jones Jr. said the postponement benefits Tyson. Having it September 12 was to my advantage, Jones Jr. said recently in an interview with Fight Hub TV. He’s a bigger guy. It’s going to take him longer to get in shape and it’s going to take him longer to get his mind right. He hasn’t been active since, like 2009 or something. I fought in 2018.
With Mike Tyson in the ring, anything can happen. The big question is will be it an all-out brawl or just a fun boxing match? When Tyson went on the Dan Patrick Show in August, he said his definition of fun might be different that what others perceive as fun. “We’re throwing punches at each other. This is going to be my definition of fun broken eye sockets, broken jaw, broken rib. That’s fun to me, Tyson said.