Mike Tyson is all set to clash with Roy Jones Jr but he is looking very rough. He has shrugged off worries about his safety from former champion George Foreman. Besides, he has also ignored a ruling by bosses that no knockout will be allowed when he meets Roy Jones Jr and has claimed that he wants an early finish.
He seemed to be contradictory to the rules of eight-round exhibition against Jones Jr on September 12. The California State Athletic Commission has said that it will not be allowed to culminate in a knockout.
Tyson (54) has looked very rough and tough in the training clips surfacing on social media. While speaking to TMZ, Tyson admitted the prospect of knocking out Jones Jr. He said, “If the opportunity comes, I’m always looking for it.”
Tyson seems beyond the rules
“The fighting game is what I’m about and hurting people is what I’m about. We’re both professionals, we know how to handle ourselves and whatever happens, happens,” Mike added.
Besides, Jones Jr has already warned Tyson that an early finish would offer his only chance of victory. “If he doesn’t kill quick, he’s got problems on his hands. If he doesn’t get it quick, his ass belongs to me,” Jones Jr said.
However, Commission executive Andy Foster quelled these concerns. He said, “This isn’t a situation where they’re going out there to try to take each other’s heads off.”
“They’re just going to be in there moving around the ring and letting fans see these legends,”Foster added.
An ex-contender to fight Tyson, he said, “There’s a time when you’ve got to worry about your health.”
“You can’t tell them, ‘don’t do it.’ They’re not gonna hear that. Even me – big fool like me, back in the day, I only saw what I wanted to see,” he further added.
Tyson has admitted that he has found his intense training sessions painful. However, he added, “Don’t worry about us. [George] wasn’t worried about getting hurt when he went on his tour of coming back and fighting.”