Mike Tyson is ready to come back to the ring at 54 years-old. He will do it in Los Angeles, on Saturday 28 November against Roy Jones. Just for the match he said: "I stopped the vegan diet to cope with the heavy workouts I underwent.
This diet did not give me the strength to provide me with stamina and maximum energy. Today I only eat meat, preferably moose and bison. It's all stuff that makes me feel in shape." Mike Tyson said this speaking of the match exhibition next Saturday, November 28, in the ring of the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the home of the Lakers, and on the distance of the eight shots from two minutes, against other former boxing champion Roy Jones.
Now half of America discusses it, involving nutritionists, diehard vegan dieters and even specialists who explain how it is possible that two contenders who add 105 years in two can compete against each other. Mike Tyson is ready for the match that will see him protagonist in the ring of the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the home of the Lakers, and on the distance of eight two-minute shots, against the other boxing champion Roy Jones.
Half of America is discussing it on the topic of diet, involving nutritionists, diehard vegan dieters and even specialists who explain how it is possible that two contenders who add 105 years in two years together. Certainly Tyson and Jones trained as if it were a real match and then some recent phrases from Tyson make us think, like it will be a fight without respite or a match where I will let go of my hands.
Mike Tyson ready for Roy Jones Jr!
Mike Tyson is ready to fight back. After the boxer's latest shocking statements, he said that to pass the doping tests he used a fake penis with his son's urine inside, after the controversial statements about when he asked a zookeeper to fight him against a gorilla, now it's time for competition.
In fact Mike Tyson will return to the ring on November 28th, to face Roy Jones Jr. in one of the most anticipated of the season. The American retired in 2005 and there has been much talk of his new possible meeting. The time has come, in full health emergency, in a Staples Center in Los Angeles behind closed doors.
Two former World Heavyweight Champions will meet: Mike Tyson is 54, Roy Jones Jr. is 51 and he was the only man in history capable of completing the world championship climb from superwelter to the premier category. The boxing world is well aware that a match of this caliber could further relaunch the sport on a global level, given the media caliber of the two challengers.
There will be no world belts up for grabs, but the WBC has decided to award a green belt called the Frontline Battle Belt. It will be an exhibition match, but neither of the two challengers will want to lose. However, there are many limitations: 8 rounds of 2 minutes each, the two boxers will not be able to bring violent blows the referee will be obliged to stop the match in case of even superficial injuries.
Mike Tyson talked about the event: "It will not be a real match? I will go to the ring to fight and I hope he will do the same: this is the only thing I know. Age doesn't matter. I dropped below 215 pounds (97.5 kg, ed) for the first time since I was 18.
I am ready, I feel fit and I want the world to see how big I am. The 2005 boxer he lost to McBride no longer exists, he's a ghost to me now. At the time I was afraid of getting into the ring, I was fighting only for money, I had drug problems."
Roy Jones Jr. said: "Let me understand: someone climbs up there against a legend, with 12 ounce gloves and no helmet and should he consider it a performance? Come on guys, be serious. Mike and I are not humans, we are monsters.
That's why we will give you a great show. The kids ask me if I've ever fought Tyson. Here, now I can say yes."