Floyd Mayweather, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield and boxing’s big names make their predictions.
It might be more than two months late, but Mike Tyson’s showdown with Roy Jones Jr at the Staples Center in California is fast approaching.
With just hours until the eight round charity exhibition bout, the odds have dramatically fallen in favour of ‘Iron Mike’ Tyson.
Tyson may have retired from the ring more than 15 years ago but fellow boxing icons Evander Holyfield – who had his ear bitten by Tyson in a now infamous bout – and Danny Williams have backed the 54-year-old to not only win, but ‘seriously hurt’ Jones Jr under the lights in Los Angeles.
But not all believe it will be quite so smooth for Tyson. David Haye and Lennox Lewis have sided with underdog Jones Jr, claiming his ‘combinations’ and ‘skill’ are good enough to see him dominate in any era of boxing.
Whether you’re sitting firmly in Tyson’s corner or believe Jones Jr can pull off a spectacular feat, nobody watching this one can say for sure which way it will play out between two iconic fighters.
Here, Sportsmail rounds up predictions from fighters, trainers, referees and promoters.
American former professional boxer
Prediction: Mike Tyson
I think if Tyson catch him, he going to hurt him.
But if Tyson can’t catch him, it’s going be a lousy fight.
British former professional boxer
Prediction: Roy Jones Jr
Roy Jones is one of the quickest fighters out there when he was fighting.
He moved around the ring. He is not going to be an easy target. This type of fight, he’s not looking to get hit.
Until Mike Tyson catches up with him, if Mike Tyson can catch up with him, then we’re gonna see a good fight. Continue reading