Boxing: ‘A hit by Mike Tyson, anything can happen,’ says Roy Jones Jr ahead of their exhibition bout in November

‘A hit by Mike Tyson, anything can happen,’ says Roy Jones Jr ahead of their exhibition bout in November

‘A hit by Mike Tyson, anything can happen,’ says Roy Jones Jr ahead of their exhibition bout in November.

Roy Jones Jr has claimed he is prepared to die in his mouthwatering comeback fight with boxing legend Mike Tyson next month.

The 51-year-old has not stepped in the ring for over two years, but that is dwarfed by 54-year-old Tyson, who has not climbed through the ropes since he retired in 2005.

Despite that, Jones Jr is well aware of the threat Tyson poses and it appears he is not taking things lightly.

Speaking to Joe Rogan on his podcast, Jones said:

‘You get hit by Mike Tyson, anything can happen to you,’

‘I love boxing, so if I’ve gotta die boxing I’m gonna die a happy man. There’s other ways I’d rather go, but if I went that way I’m not mad at that.’

Jones has been working hard in training, recruiting Brit Chris Eubank Jr to help him prepare for the fight.

In a promotional clip released earlier this week, Eubank praised Jones Jr’s incredible mentality:

‘It’s a crazy atmosphere, but crazy is what breeds excellence in this sport.