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Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr exhibition bout has been postponed

Mike Tyson’s comeback against Roy Jones Jr has been postponed, according to RingTV.com.

The two boxing legends were poised to meet inside the squared circle in a special eight-round exhibition fight next month.

However, the California-based pay-per-view event, billed as ‘Frontline Battle’ and slated to be streamed on Triller, has now been pushed back to November 28.

The California State Athletic Commission, who are licensing the bout, previously told Sky Sports: “The (CSAC) is licensing the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr match scheduled to take place in Los Angeles as an eight-round exhibition match.

“In this match, the referee will have the authority to stop the fight if it strays outside the boundaries of a competitive boxing exhibition.

“Mr. Tyson and Mr. Jones Jr will have to submit all CSAC medical tests for fighters over 40 as well as CSAC’s emergency regulations that have been put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.”

Jones Jr told Sky Sports that the exhibition would be “extra-competitive” and expects to face: “The same old Mike – he will be powerful. Power is the last thing to go. He won’t have lost his power or explosiveness.

“You’ve seen the videos he has put out – he has been powerful and explosive. He’s not going to lose it and you’ve got to know that.

“Now, it may not last for more than five rounds but he’s not going to lose it.

“You may have to dance around him for four or five rounds or try to survive, however you find it best to do that. Then you can fight him.

“I’d better get myself in the best shape that I can.

“It never worries me – I love challenges. Something impossible or something I shouldn’t do? That’s what I love to do. Anything you tell me I can’t or shouldn’t do is what I want to do.

“That’s who I am. That makes me happier than anything.

“If I was fighting somebody I’m supposed to beat, I would probably be nervous. But because I’m fighting somebody that they think I don’t have a chance with, I’m not nervous. This is what I love, this is what I feel for.

Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is the lead Combat Sports writer for AfroBallers. He is an expert in Boxing, Mixed Martial Art and Wrestling reportage. Isaac is a journalist with newfound love for athlete management and digital media.

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