Roy Jones Jr. is having some second thoughts ahead of his Nov. 28 exhibition match against Mike Tyson on Triller pay per view. Weeks after Jones Jr. was angered over the delay of the fight and threatening withdrawal if he wasn’t compensated properly, the 51-year-old appears to again be game for the choreographed encounter.
He’s still Mike Tyson, he’s still one of the strongest, most explosive people who ever touched a boxing ring. If anything, I made a mistake going in with him. He’s the bigger guy, he’s the explosive guy, Jones Jr. told Sky Sports. When it comes time to fight, we’re going to fight. If it comes down to bite, we’re going to bite. Whatever has to happen, is going to happen, that’s just what it is.
He’s going to have all the first-round fireworks, not me. I do have first-round fireworks, but he’s known for more first-round fireworks than anybody to ever touch boxing, other than maybe George Foreman With him having the first-round fireworks, he’ll be against a guy smaller than him, maybe 40-to-50 pounds smaller than him.
The four-division champion and future Hall of Fame fighter Jones Jr. last fought as a professional in 2018 and scored a unanimous decision victory versus Scott Sigmon. In recent years, the former HBO Boxing analyst has focused more on his craft as a trainer rather than a fighter and broadcaster.
Most fighters once they retire, that’s it. Roy has always been in the gym, so it’s easier for him to then get back into the swing of things, whereas guys like my father, or Mike, who are not in the gym regularly. It’s harder for them to get back into it, said Eubank Jr. He’s definitely still got it. He’s still got the power, he’s still got the speed, so you have to be careful, that’s for sure.