Mike Tyson is seemingly putting in serious training ahead of his exhibition fight with Roy Jones Jr.
The hyped-up pay-per-view event has been scheduled for September 12 at the Dignity Health Sports Park in California, it was announced last week.
Tyson and Jones Jr will have an exhibition
On Saturday a brief clip was leaked from inside ‘Iron Mike’s’ training camp.
It showed him smashing the aqua bag with a stunning combination, but what caught most people’s attention was the raw sound of Tyson’s punches.
The 54-year-old’s hooks echoed around the gym.
Despite his advanced age, it’s clear Tyson still possesses the intimidation factor of his prime.
Tyson is the former undisputed heavyweight world champion
Slowly, details of the exhibition bout are starting to emerge.
The contest will be an eight-round affair, with both men wearing bigger 12oz gloves, but no headgear.
Interestingly, Andy Foster, executive director of the California State Athletic Commission, who’ve decided to sanction the fight, has now told BoxingScene that there will be no judges scoring the fight and so no winner, unless there’s a knockout.
However this is absolutely not the plan.
Jones Jr is a former pound-for-pound king
Foster said: “We can’t mislead the public as to this is some kind of real fight.
“They can get into it a little bit, but I don’t want people to get hurt. They know the deal.
“It’s an exhibition. They can exhibit their boxing skills, but I don’t want them using their best efforts to hurt each other.
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“They’re going to spar hard, but they shouldn’t be going for a knockout. This isn’t a record-book type of fight.
“This is not world championship boxing right now. It’s not what this is. People shouldn’t be getting knocked out.
“The public can see what kind of shape Roy and Mike are still in.”
You can view the video and hear Mike’s punches in the player at the top of the page.