Footage of Roy Jones Jr Training Revealed Ahead Of Mike Tyson Fight
By Mike Parrott
Training footage has emerged of Roy Jones Jr ahead of his comeback fight against Mike Tyson.
The 51-year-old, who only retired two years ago, is ready to take on Iron Mike, meanwhile Tyson will return to the boxing ring after 15 years outside of the game.
It has been confirmed that the bout will be an eight-round exhibition match set for September 12.
And while Tyson's training has been constantly going viral on Twitter, Jones Jr has shown that he is also ready for the fight, showing off his skills alongside his trainer.
Tyson's workouts have gone viral, but @RealRoyJonesJr has been in the gym too pic.twitter.com/wEeyWYvUHr
- ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) July 23, 2020
Fans have had their say on Twitter, with some fans split on whoever will win the massively hyped comeback fight. What do you think?
I've see a few comments, talking about Mike Tyson's age and the fact he's six years away from 60, he's not like most people at that stage of his life. Whoever his opponent is, is in big trouble, Iron Mike is gonna knock him out :muscle:... #MikeTyson #Tyson #Boxing #Exhibition pic.twitter.com/hiCAZUZFT4
- Raphael Wilson (@089968Raph_) July 23, 2020
Yeahh.... dude looks stiff. Tyson by ko- Jeremy (@juniior_jayjay) July 23, 2020
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I can see why Tyson's is viral and this isn't. Tyson looks scary, Jones not so much. Looking up odds now.- BC (@norcalsavage1) July 23, 2020
i feel for this man. Tyson will one punch him back to 1988.- Matt Meyerson (@MattRPRT) July 23, 2020
Tyson looks way sharper. Fuck, I thought Jones was gonna win this.- TheGoanGuy (@GoanGuy69) July 23, 2020
Mike is going to get KOd. Even at this stage in Roy Jones Jrs life, his footwork and head movement with his speed is still WAY TO MUCH for Mike Tyson.
Only way mike Tyson wins is if the fight is fixed.
Don't even start with "Mike can catch him tho" no not at 54
- Sean (@SeanNYsports) July 23, 2020
TMZ report that the exhibition mega-bout is pencilled in for 12th September and is being called 'Frontline Battle.'
According to a press release, fans will be able to tune in for the exhibition event from 9:00pm ET on pay-per-view.
The pay-per-view bout will be streamed on Triller, with the multi-media platform also receiving exclusive streaming rights to a 10-part series revolving around the fight.
Big news: @MikeTyson is coming back. He will fight @RealRoyJonesJr in an eight-round exhibition match. Heard there will be boxer vs MMA fighters on undercard. Looks like it will be in Cali. Don't have the date yet.
- Kevin Iole (@KevinI) July 23, 2020
The event is scheduled to be a three-hour-long live show and will also include "iconic musical performances."
The exhibition fight will be the first event held under the 'Legends Only League' brand, which is a collaboration between Tyson and Eros Innovations.