As we all have heard by now, Mike Tyson will be making his return to the ring later this month to face fellow boxing legend Roy Jones Jr.
This fight will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, November 28, live on pay-per-view.
Two of the greatest boxers to ever do it face off in an eight-two minute round exhibition bout.
Lennox Lewis, former foe of Tyson, believes Tyson is predictable in style, and he was asked if he would have beaten Tyson in his prime:
“Yes. I’m a five-dimensional fighter and he’s a one-dimensional fighter. Mike Tyson is a great guy in one sense. I knew him when he was younger. I went up to spar with him after the Junior World Championship where I won a gold medal and his team were saying I didn’t box the best guy.
“Me and my trainer at the time, Arnie Beam, drove to Catskills and met him. He took me to his room, he was nice, we looked at lots of old films and he was more into boxing at the time than I was.”
“He knew all the old guys and all the different techniques of boxing. So I grew to really like and know him when I was an amateur but then when he went into his pro career I never really knew why he was acting like that. Then we fought and he was just the same guy I met when we were 14 or 15.”
Lewis did end up fighting Tyson, but not until the last three years of Tyson’s career.
This bout has left many fans worried for each party’s health, considering they’re both in their 50’s. Tyson hasn’t fought in over 15 years, and he went out on two defeats when he did retire. That’s the exact amount of time Jones has gone 17-6 in, up until 2018.
Mind you, Jones wasn’t fighting the best in this time, but that’s still 23 fights where he stayed active when Tyson was retired.
Photos and videos of Tyson’s training footage have given people some hope however, maybe ‘Iron’ Mike can do this. He’s the much bigger man as well, but both carry thunderous knockout power.
Who do you see winning this epic comeback of the legends?