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Manny Pacquiao's Trainer Freddie Roach Backs Mike Tyson To Knock Out Roy Jones Jr

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Manny Pacquiao's Trainer Freddie Roach Backs Mike Tyson To Knock Out Roy Jones Jr

Mike Tyson has been backed by Manny Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach to score a ferocious KO over Roy Jones Jr when the pair do battle on November 28.

Tyson and Jones Jr, who nearly agreed to terms on a fight back in the early 2000s, will fight in an eight-round exhibition clash in California next month.

The rules state that neither fighter will be allowed to go for a knockout or endanger their opponent.

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But both Tyson and Jones Jr have already teased that once they get going in the ring, there may be no stopping them on the night.

And Roach, who has trained multiple world champions throughout his career, including Pacquiao, is adamant Tyson will be "swinging for the fences" come fight night.

"I spoke with Mike Tyson about ten days ago and I told him he doesn't know the meaning of the word exhibition," he told Press Box PR.

"He laughed but he knew what I meant. Mike is an old school fighter who only has one gear - forward.

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"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.

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"That's the punch Roy used to knock out Virgil Hill."

Tyson's last fight took place in 2005 when he was knocked out by Kevin McBride, thus ending his career with a 50-6 record.

Jones competed all the way up until 2018, way beyond his prime years as a fighter and the former heavyweight champ already wants to get back in the ring.

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The winner of the bout will be awarded with the WBC Frontline Battle belt, with the same sanctioning body handling the organisation of the event.


Featured Image Credit: PA/Mike Tyson

Topics: Mike Tyson, Manny Pacquiao, Boxing News, Boxing, Roy Jones Jr.

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