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Mike Tyson Reveals He's Aiming For A KO Against Roy Jones Jr

Mike Tyson Reveals He's Aiming For A KO Against Roy Jones Jr

Mike Tyson's return to the ring, against Roy Jones Jr on September 12th, is supposed to be an exhibition, but that's not stopping Iron Mike looking for the knockout.

For the first time in 15 years Tyson will get into the ring, to take on fellow boxing legend Jones Jr, and, despite being 54-years-old, the former 'Baddest man on the planet,' isn't looking to just trade jabs for eight rounds,

The California State Athletic Commission had suggested the fight wouldn't be about a KO but, speaking to TMZ, Tyson had other thoughts.

"This is search and destroy and I'm looking forward to recapturing my glory," he told the American news outlet, "If the opportunity comes, I'm always looking for it [the knockout]."

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Speaking last month, whilst confirming the pair wouldn't be wearing head guards but would wear heavier gloves, CSAC executive director Andy Forster claimed, "This isn't a situation where they're going out there to try to take each other's heads off.

"They're just going to be in there moving around the ring and letting fans see these legends."

However, no matter what Forster said, it's clear that Tyson has no interest in moving around the ring and just letting fans see him for one last time.

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Speaking exclusively to SPORTbible about the fight, David Haye revealed that Tyson's ability to throw bombs or not will decide the outcome of the fight, saying, "If Roy Jones doesn't get caught with one of Tyson's bombs in the first two rounds, with his superior skills - in terms of timing, speed and agility - I think he could pull away with it.

"But if it turns into a slugfest early and Roy Jones gets caught with just one of Mike Tyson's crazy combinations that we've seen him doing on the pads recently - it could be very dangerous. It could be game over."

Tyson after being stopped in his penultimate fight against Danny Williams. Image: PA Images
Tyson after being stopped in his penultimate fight against Danny Williams. Image: PA Images
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Jones Jr might only be three years younger than his opponent for next months fight but the former cruiserweight champion actually only had his last professional fight two years ago.

The American even fought for world titles after Tyson had retired, meeting the undefeated Joe Calzaghe for the light heavyweight title in November 2008.

It's certainly will be quite the spectacle on August 12th.

Who do you think will win? Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/TMZ

Topics: Heavyweight boxing, American boxing, Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Roy Jones Jr, Boxing, US Sports, USA

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.