Now, the two legends are finally meeting in the ring - Tyson and Jones will meet in Californias diversity health sports park on September 12. A 54 year old and a 51 year old, although both legendary boxers have retired for many years, the current collision will undoubtedly arouse the appetite of the whole world.
Tyson chose me
Joness words are full of respect for Tyson, but also full of their own pride.
As he said, a few months ago, when Tyson announced his comeback to the show, a group of boxers and fighters, including Holyfield and bridges, took the initiative to send them to the door, but Tyson didnt take over. He kept telling the outside world, theres a louder name waiting for him.
Now the answer has been revealed. In Tysons eyes, it seems that Jones is the best match for himself.
Tyson and Jones are three years apart, and their careers are somewhat similar - they have both struggled to be defeated and loved in one, but both fell from the altar unprepared.
Tyson was jailed at the peak of his rape case. After three years in prison, he regained the gold belt of WBA and WBC in a short period of one and a half years, announcing the return of his king.
However, Tyson encountered TKO in 11 rounds in the first battle with Holyfield. Seven months later, the second battle staged the most jaw dropping event in boxing history
In 2002, Tyson was KO by Lewis in 8 rounds, and he lost his final glory at the same time
Tyson versus Roy Jones.
Fate played a joke on Jones
In the year Tyson was ruthlessly trampled by Lewis, Jones was still in the ascendant.
As the undisputed overlord of lightweight and heavyweight, he leaped two levels into heavyweight, and beat Ruiz in points and won the WBA heavyweight belt. At that time, Jones was more popular in the ring than Mayweather today.
But after returning to the light and heavy weights, fate seems to have made a joke with him - Jones was successively Ko by taffel and Johnson, and the speed of myth breaking was more sudden and unexpected than that of Tyson.
According to the analysis of insiders, although Tyson is in decline, he still has speed and heavy punches for heavyweight players. For Jones, who is light and expert, Tyson is far more lethal than clumsy Ruiz.
Jones is fine, but even an old lady at a gas station can recognize Mike Tyson, not Roy Jones. Tyson also told the media during his career slump.
Tyson is back in shape.
This war makes up for 20 years of regret
And if Jones doesnt despise his former companion taffer, he can make his career more perfect They are favored and blinded by talent.
Both Tyson and Jones did not enjoy much in the later part of their careers, but Tyson chose to leave. In the final war, he said: a bad Tyson should not stay in the ring and shame boxing.
However, Jones chose not to accept his life. In the 13th year after Tyson retired (in 2005), Jones, 49, left his career in Russia for a while, but left more failure labels on his report card, which directly led to a sharp decline in his historical position.