Roy Jones Jr will fight Mike Tyson after threatening to pull out over date change

Roy Jones Jr’s fight with Mike Tyson will go ahead despite his threats to pull out of the exhibition bout.

The fight, which was initially scheduled for September 12 behind closed doors, has now been moved to November 28, with organisers supposedly attempting to get a crowd.

Roy Jones Jr will fight Mike Tyson after threatening to pull out over date change

Jones Jr is a former pound-for-pound king

Jones Jr was not too happy about the date change and threatened legal action.

“We’re trying to figure something out, my lawyers is (sic) talking with their lawyers, trying to figure out ways to make it a better situation so that I can compensated for it, that is more beneficial for me to do,” he told the Daily Mail.

“If they don’t make it make sense, it (the fight) would be off.

“Why would I change the date and mess up the rest of my year when I agreed to September 12.”

Roy Jones Jr will fight Mike Tyson after threatening to pull out over date change

Tyson is making a return to the ring against Roy Jones Jr

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Lifestyle is war at all cost. No mask………. just WAR.

A post shared by Roy Jones Jr. (@royjonesjrofficial) on Aug 19, 2020 at 12:46pm PDT

Jones Jr confirmed the fight would still be going ahead and told his followers on social media to ‘be ready’ for November 28.

He captioned the post: “Lifestyle is war at all cost. No mask…….. just WAR.”

In an Instagram video about the fight, Jones Jr said: “They gave me a new term, a new date and a new chance to act a fool, which is what I love to do anyway.”

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