Advert

Latest

3 hours ago
Advert
4 hours ago
Advert

Most Popular

4 hours ago
Advert

Boxing Legend Roy Jones Jr Explains How Deontay Wilder Can Improve By Watching Mike Tyson

Boxing Legend Roy Jones Jr Explains How Deontay Wilder Can Improve By Watching Mike Tyson

Roy Jones Jr has insisted that Deontay Wilder could improve ahead of his third fight with Tyson Fury by studying boxing legend Mike Tyson.

And the 'Bronze Bomber' wasted no time in activating his rematch clause to face the 'Gypsy King' for the third time, despite the ongoing uncertainty surrounding a trilogy fight.

Advert

However, the former four-division world champ argued that Wilder would be in a much better position should he understand how Tyson combined his punching power with his ferocious style.

Jones told Club Shay Shay: "What people didn't understand about Mike Tyson was that Mike Tyson was a puncher, but Mike Tyson's also the person who knows how to set you up for his punches.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6
Boxing

Deontay Wilder Called Out Mike Tyson's Boxing Record In An Astonishing Instagram Live Rant

Advert
Credit: PA
Credit: PA
The Deontay Wilder And Mike Tyson Debate Has Been Ended Once And For All By Roy Jones Jr
Boxing

The Deontay Wilder And Mike Tyson Debate Has Been Ended Once And For All By Roy Jones Jr

published at7 months ago

"He's not like Wilder. He's not just trying to hit one right hand. He got a lot of other stuff that he set you up, hit you up with until he could sneak that right uppercut on you.

"So, it's like you have to know how to set, how to play your games like chess.

"You got to how to lead people into where you want them to go so that you can ambush. And Tyson knows how to do that. Wilder doesn't really know to do that that well."

Advert

WBC champ Fury, who is eyeing up a mega-unification clash with Anthony Joshua in 2021, suggested in October that he had 'moved on' from a trilogy fight with Wilder.

The 32-year-old Brit superstar told The Athletic at the time: "I was looking forward to smashing Wilder again. A quick and easy fight. But Wilder and his team were messing around with the date.

"They don't really want to fight the lineal heavyweight champion. They know how it ends. The world knows how it will end: with Wilder on his a**e again."

Featured Image Credit: FightSpace/PA

Topics: Mike Tyson, Bronze Bomber, Boxing News, Baddest Man on the Planet, Roy Jones Jr, Boxing, Iron Mike, Deontay Wilder

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Kai Havertz Compilation Vs Everton Highlights His 'Masterclass' Performance As A False Nine
published at3 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Football

VAR Denies Leeds United Goal Against West Ham In Tight Offside Call

published at4 hours ago

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]