The 54-year-old Tyson will face off with 51-year-old Jones on November 28th in an eight-round exhibition fight at Staples Center in Los Angeles without fans in attendance.
“I’m coming to fight, and I hope he’s coming to fight, and that’s all you need to know,” Tyson said in a press conference.
Tyson more than ready for action
The 54-year-old Mike Tyson claims that he is more than ready to stage a real fight come November 28th.
“My mindset is totally bliss. This is something I’ve done all my life since I was 13 years old,” Tyson said.
“I’m more evolved now than I’ve ever been.”
“My objective is to go in there with the best intentions of my life and to disable my opponent, and that’s just what it is,” he added.
Tyson’s last official bout was in June 2005, and the former undisputed heavyweight champion hasn’t held a title since 1996.
Jones fought steadily through his 40s, long after his super middleweight and light heavyweight title reigns had ended.
His most recent bout in February 2018.
Jones set for a fight as well
Jones also laughs at the idea that any time spent inside a boxing ring with Tyson could ever be a mere exhibition.
However, California commission officials made it clear that the two shouldn’t be attempting to seriously hurt each other.
Officials say they plan to stop the bout if either fighter is cut or significantly injured.
“Who goes in the ring with the great, legendary Mike Tyson and thinks it’s an exhibition?” Jones said.
“Twelve-ounce gloves? No headgear? Really? This is an exhibition? Come on, bruh. Be real,” he added.
There will be three other featured bouts on the undercard.
These include former NBA guard Nate Robinson vs YouTube star Jake Paul, Badou Jack vs Blake McKernan, and Viddal Riley vs Randy Coulter.