Mike Tyson’s comeback bout with Roy Jones Jr could be hampered by drug testing after the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) entered negotiations to administer random drug testing to both Fighters.
He has previously admitted to being on drugs during Fights throughout his distinguished boxing career, however.
Confessing he had taken “blow” and “pot” before a bout with Lou Savarese in Glasgow in June 2000 he said: “I had to use my whizzer, which was a fake penis where you put in someone’s clean urine to pass your drug test.”
He blamed a $ 200,000 fine for testing positive for marijuana after a 2000 Fight against Andrew Golota in Detroit on the fact that he was tested before having a chance to get the ‘whizzer’ from a member of his team.
CSAC executive officer Andy Foster previously told reporters that Tyson-Jones would be nothing more than a hard sparring session and that both Fighters would be prohibited from seriously hurting one another.
“If Mike goes out there and decides to start hammering, what am I supposed to do, look at Andy?”
The two boxing legends were due to face off in California on September 12 in an event billed as the ‘Frontline Battle’, but it will now be at a later date.
According to The Ring, the bout will instead take place at the same location at Dignity Health Park, Carson, but two months later on November 28.
The issue of headgear has gone back and forth between the California State Athletic Commission and the Fighters.
Sources close to the CSAC told The Ring last week that the commission would likely not require headgear.
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Jones Jr told Sky Sports that the exhibition would be “extra-competitive” and expects to face: “The same old Mike – he will be powerful. Power is the last thing to go. He won’t have lost his power or explosiveness.
“You’ve seen the videos he has put out – he has been powerful and explosive. He’s not going to lose it and you’ve got to know that.
“Now, it may not last for more than five rounds but he’s not going to lose it.
“You may have to dance around him for four or five rounds or try to survive, however you find it best to do that. Then you can Fight him.”
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