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Tyson Fury Has Given Roy Jones Jr. Some Advice Ahead Of Mike Tyson Fight

Alex Reid

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Tyson Fury Has Given Roy Jones Jr. Some Advice Ahead Of Mike Tyson Fight

Tyson Fury gave SPORTbible his prediction for how Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr goes down - and it's the most spot-on prediction yet.

Saturday's fight is officially an exhibition, leaving some fans confused as to whether the pair are actually allowed to hurt each other or go for a knockout. But heavyweight champion Fury addressed that question head-on - and gave Jones a brutal warning about what to expect.

"Is it a fight or is it an exhibition play around? I'm not sure what's going on," Fury began. "I assume Mike Tyson's gonna fight.

"He's a fearsome guy and no one to be messed around with. So I wouldn't like to go into a play-fight with Mike, thinking it's going to be a play-fight - and he takes your brains out, looking to knock you spark out.

"So, if I was Roy, I'd keep my hands up at all times..."

Protect yourself at all times is the first rule of boxing - and the 32-year-old Fury is probably correct when he says 'Iron Mike' will likely try and swing bombs for as long as he can. That's certainly how he approached a pro career that delivered 22 first-round knockouts.

While some in boxing have questioned whether the 54-year-old Tyson and the 51-year-old Jones should be trading punches in 2020, Fury is positive that seeing the pair get into terrific physical shape is hugely motivating, even for himself.

"They're an inspiration for old men at 50-odd years old apiece," says Fury, talking to SPORTbible around the publication of his new book: The Furious Method: Transform your Mind, Body and Goals.

"They're really inspiring the younger generation because, when you're that old, you're usually finished and over the hill; chubby and overweight.

"These men are really in good shape and they want to fight - and I think it's fantastic. Not just for sport, for people in general. Because it gives me inspiration to want to do something when I'm 50-odd years old."

Fury also explains that his dad, Gypsy John Fury, who had a boxing career of his own, is also a middle-aged inspiration to the undefeated British heavyweight star.

"You know, my dad was running with me yesterday," says Fury. "He's 56 years old, doing seven-mile runs a day. That inspires me because I want to be fit and doing seven-mile runs with my kids when I'm 56."

California is the location for Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr this weekend. Could we possibly see the 50-something winner take on hard-running John Fury in 2021? We honestly would not bet against it.

All imagery: PA Images

Topics: Heavyweight boxing, Mike Tyson, Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Roy Jones Jr, Boxing, Fight News

Alex Reid
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