The 51-year-old, a former four-weight world champion, takes Iron Mike on November 28 in their highly awaited comeback exhibition match in California. While both veteran boxers take the fight very seriously, the goal is to raise funds for charities, with the referee being told to step in if the match goes 'beyond the limits of a professional boxing show.'
Roy Jones hopes to tackle Mike Tyson in November
Recent four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. expects to face next month 's volatile Mike Tyson.
Jones and Tyson were supposed to clash last month, but their fight was moved back to a new November 28 in Los Angeles. Their bout is an eight-round exhibition.
The match will feature on pay-per-view, with Tyson competing for the first time since 2005—when Kevin McBride, a heavyweight traveler, stopped him.
Tyson, 54, a former undisputed heavyweight champion.
Jones, now 51, won a heavyweight championship in 2003—when he made headlines by jumping from light heavyweight to win John Ruiz's WBA championship. At that time, Tyson was at the end of his career — and Jones moved up to 175-pounds.
During his career, Jones won middle-weight, super-middle-weight, light-weight, and heavyweight world titles.
From 2001-2005, Tyson fought only once a year. He lost three of his last four fights, all three knockout losses.
Though Tyson retired in 2005, Jones began a 13-year fight. He last fought at cruiserweight in 2018.
Jones explains he may have fought Tyson back in 2003, but they were on opposite paths in their careers.
"I'd fight Mike Tyson," Jones told Rogan. "The youngest heavyweight champ ever. He was one of the most explosive, exciting guys to see. And you never know he'll do that, and that's the same excuse I 'm going in right now.
"Nobody saw me going up to heavyweight. By the time I switched to the heavyweight division, he was on his way out. He'd already quit the heavyweight division.