Oscar De La Hoya Believes Mike Tyson Will Defeat Roy Jones Jr.

Oscar De La Hoya

Oscar De La Hoya believes Mike Tyson will return in a big way against Roy Jones Jr. on November 28.

Tyson and Jones Jr. will once again make the walk to the ring in a highly-anticipated bout. It is a very intriguing matchup and one many are torn on who will win. Yet, for De La Hoya, he believes it will be Tyson getting his hand raised.

“In boxing, and I think Teofimo [Lopez] proved it, is that a good big guy always beats a good small guy,” De La Hoya said on Instagram. “It’s always like that, so I’m going to have to go with Tyson. But it wouldn’t surprise me if Jones Jr, pulls something off – like he always has in his career.”

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. In his career, he has beaten the likes of Carl Williams, Larry Holmes, and Tony Tucker among countless others.

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.

The two will be under WADA drug testing and compete for a belt. How competitive the fight will be and how they will look are major questions. But, based on training videos, they both have looked sharp and powerful. If either of them looks impressive on November 28, perhaps they will continue to box as Tyson has said he has the fire back in him.

Do you agree with Oscar De La Hoya? Will Mike Tyson beat Roy Jones Jr. on November 28?