Mike Tyson has sent a warning to Roy Jones Jr in a chilling training video which shows the full extent of his ferocious power.
‘Iron’ Mike is gearing up for a shock return to boxing almost 15 years since calling time on his career, having put pen to paper on a deal to face Jones on November 24.
The boxing legends will go head-to-head in an eight-round exhibition bout – but Tyson clearly isn’t treating it like one by the looks of his performance in training.
MMA coach Rafael Cordeiro, who has been training the former undisputed heavyweight champion since March, has released slow-motion footage of his man smashing the pads at the gym.
Tyson first whips in a sharp left hook to the body, before launching one upstairs.
And after ducking Cordeiro’s pad, he finishes by slamming home yet another crisp left hook which could leave Jones fearing the worst.
The latter, who became a four-weight world champion in his own glittering career, admits he has been impressed by footage of Tyson in training.
When asked by Sky Sports what he is expecting on November 24, Jones said: “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.
“I’d better get myself in the best shape that I can.”
Jones and Tyson were initially scheduled to meet on September 12, only for their pay-per-view bout to be postponed until November.
They were also due to lock horns under strict orders, which would have prohibited knockouts and judges to score the contest.
However, an unnamed but recognised sanctioning body will now oversee the fight under a more familiar ruleset.
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