Mike Tyson remains one of the strongest sportsmen alive, says Roy Jones Jr

Mike Tyson remains one of the strongest sportsmen alive, says Roy Jones Jr

- Mike Tyson remains highly revered 15 years after his retirement from boxing

- The 54-year-old is planning to return to the rings for the first time since 2005

- Roy Jones Jr has now labeled the former heavyweight champion as one of the explosive people in the world

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Roy Jones Jr has described Mike Tyson as one of the strongest, most explosive sportsmen ahead of their exhibition fight later this year.

Both retired heavyweight boxers are scheduled to come out of retirement to battle in an unofficial eight-round bout on November 28.

The fight was initially meant to take place at the Dignity Health Sports Park in September, but it was pushed back to attract a greater audience.

This however pushed Jones to threaten to cancel the event before retracting his comments a few days later.

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While speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "When it comes time to fight, we're going to fight. If it comes down to bite, we're going to bite. Whatever has to happen, is going to happen, that's just what it is.

Mike Tyson remains one of the strongest sportsmen alive, says Roy Jones Jr
Mike Tyson's opponent in November's exhibition fight Roy Jones showing his skills.Photo Credit: Getty Images
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"He's still Mike Tyson, he's still one of the strongest, most explosive people who ever touched a boxing ring. If anything, I made a mistake going in with him. He's the bigger guy, he's the explosive guy.

"He's going to have all the first-round fireworks, not me. I do have first-round fireworks, but he's known for more first-round fireworks than anybody to ever touch boxing, other than maybe George Foreman.

"With him having the first-round fireworks, he'll be against a guy smaller than him, maybe 40-50 pounds smaller than him. But who knows?'

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The 54-year-old has continued to prepare heavily for the bout as he enlisted the help of WWE icon Kurt Angle and former UFC champion Henry Cejudo for a weekend training session.

Tyson was recently spotted on the road jogging as part of his preparations for his return to the rings for the first time since 2005.

Legit.ng earlier reported Two-time heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has urged young people to celebrate their parents when they are still alive instead of lavishing wealth on their burial.

The 30-year-old boxer added that it is better to appreciate them during their lifetime as that's the only way they will know you truly care.

He further advised that those with a cracked relationship with their parents should mend them now while they still have the opportunity.

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