The highly-anticipated exhibition fight between iconic boxers Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. is not happening in September. However, new reports claim the must-see clash is going down but now it will be mid-fall.
Mike Tyson’s Comeback Delayed
According to new reports, the epic face-off between Iron Mike and Roy Jones will now force people to wait out a little longer. The new date has both fighters coming out of retirement for Thanksgiving weekend.
Tyson’s exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr. has been pushed back from its originally scheduled date of Sept. 12 to Nov. 28, Tyson and Triller, the social media platform behind the event, confirmed to TMZ on Tuesday. “Changing the date to November 28th will give more people the opportunity to see the biggest comeback in boxing history,” Tyson said.”This temporary inconvenience will last longer than Roy Jones Jr. He better be ready, I’m coming full force.” (CBS Sports)
Mike Tyson’s delayed comeback might play a role in who rap star 50 Cent thinks will win. The G-Unit boss and boxing fanatic recently predicted Mike coming up with the victory.
“👀oh sh*t mike gonna smoke Roy, he talking about all he got is GOD🤦♂️ he better bring jesus with him in the ring. #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi … mike said my other says f*ck you, watch what i’m gonna do to you. 🤦♂️” -50 Cent’s Instagram and Twitter
Wait, There’s More
In July 2020, 50 Cent, Dipset’s Cam’ron and Jim Jones plus Royce Da 5’9 weighed in on the fight announcement. The rap vets went to their Instagram pages to weigh-in on the breaking sports news.
“😳” -Cam’ron’s Instagram
“U took me to 1 of my first fights we gotta go to this 1 have to have to” -Jim Jones
Before You Go
Despite the hype and co-signs, not everyone is pumped about the fight going down. Maybach Music Group’s Wale recently went online to share his mixed feelings about Tyson versus Jones Jr.
“I don’t want mike Tyson to fight Roy jones .. like can they both fight somebody else ? Iont like det” -Wale’s Twitter