Who is who as Mike Tyson takes on Roy Jones Jr

Two of boxing’s iconic figures are finally going to lock horns on Saturday, November 28th as Mike Tyson takes on Roy Jones Jr.

The former undisputed heavyweight champion Tyson meets former four-division world champion Jones Jr. from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The eight-round exhibition fight, which is titled ‘Frontline Battle’ is the first event of a series produced by Legends Only League will be for the newly created WBC Frontline Battle Belt. 

According to the executive director of the California State Athletic Commission Andy Foster, Tyson and Jones won’t be wearing headgear.

He thinks both fighters will be wearing 12-ounce gloves.

Who is Mike Tyson

Tyson (50-6, 44 KOs) won the WBC heavyweight title at the age of 20 when he stopped Trevor Berbick in the second round in November 1986.

He went on to take the sweet science by storm, becoming the undisputed champion in 1987.

He went on to hold that distinction until 1990 in a stunning upset to James “Buster” Douglas.

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“Iron Mike” returns to the ring for the first time since a sixth-round stoppage loss to Kevin McBride in June 2005.

Roy Jones Jr’s record

Jones (66-9, 47 KOs) is a former four-division world champion is viewed as one of the most skilled boxers of this generation.

He has won championships at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight.

Jones won the latter by moving up two weight classes in March 2003 and dominated John Ruiz to capture the WBA belt.

He became the first former middleweight champion to win a heavyweight title in 106 years.

Jones’ last fought in February 2018, beating Scott Sigmon by unanimous decision.

Tyson and Jones have made it clear that despite Foster saying the bout will be nothing more than a “hard sparring session”, they will be going for the finish. 

The fight is an eight-round exhibition with each round will be two minutes long. 

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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