Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. will be holding a press conference, this afternoon (Oct. 29) featuring the entire main card.
At 10 a.m. Pacific time, 1 p.m. EST, the press conference will air live on TysonOnTriller.com. Triller has been a major promotion in this fight and are looking to build up their platform with this fight. The press conference will also be hosted by MMA journalist, Ariel Helwani.
Mike Tyson has not competed since June of 2005 and ended his career on a two-fight losing skid. During his career, he held the WBA, WBC, IBF, and The Ring heavyweight titles.
Roy Jones Jr., meanwhile, has been more active as he last fought in February of 2018 and is actually on a four-fight winning streak. In his legendary career, he was the undisputed light heavyweight champion, and even was the IBF super middleweight and middleweight champion.
It has also been announced a belt will be on the line and both men will be drug tested ahead of their match.
For Roy Jones Jr., despite Tyson not fighting since 2005, he knows he is still a dangerous opponent.
“”He’s still Mike Tyson, he’s still one of the strongest, most explosive people who ever touched a boxing ring. If anything, I made a mistake going in with him,” Jones Jr. said (via The Sun). “He’s the bigger guy, he’s the explosive guy. He’s going to have all the first-round fireworks, not me. I do have first-round fireworks, but he’s known for more first-round fireworks than anybody to ever touch boxing, other than maybe George Foreman.”
The card, and those attending the press conference will be:
- Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr
- Badou Jack vs Blake McKernan
- Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson
- Viddal Riley vs Rashad Coulter
Will you be watching the Tyson-Jones Jr. press conference? And, who do you think wins the fight?