Roy Jones Jr. (66-9, 47 KOs) said he was upset by the WBC Commission’s decision to change the rules of his upcoming show bout with Mike Tyson (50-6, 44 KOs). Jones, 51, says swapping 3-minute rounds with 2-minute rounds will play into the hands of Tyson, who is more likely to fizzle out in 3 minutes.
According to Jones, the commission took these measures after a recent match between 58-year-old Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. and 41-year-old Jorge Arce, after which both fighters were severely exhausted by three-minute rounds.
Roy Jones Jr. will face Mike Tyson on November 28 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. Jones assures that if the fight ends successfully for him, he will consider returning to professional boxing.
However, the fight may not take place. At least this is the impression many viewers and experts have after Tyson’s strange interview this week on Good Morning Britain, where Mike looked not entirely healthy and adequate. “