Mike Tyson is one of the most celebrated boxers of all time. In his prime, he was known for his unconventional fighting style and the rageful attitude that he brought to the ring. This even earned him the moniker ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’. Speaking about his time inside the ring, here’s what a former opponent has to say about Tyson.
While Roy Jones Jr. was in a conversation with Breakbeat Media, he stated, “Did you ever have a pitfall puppy? And they try to play with other dogs, they don’t know how to play, they forget and start fighting. That just exists in their blood, and people don’t understand, people always say…that’s just in their blood. Just like the game rooster, just like the little colorful fish, they set at the fair.”
He further added, “Some things in life are like that, some people in life are like that, Mike Tyson has pitbull mentality, he don’t know how to play.”
Indeed, a lot of fans would concur with Jones. “Iron Mike” brought an entirely different energy to the ring that sent chills down the spines of his rivals.
Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.
Both the boxers were among the best in the business during their prime. However, a fight between the two never transpired in their heyday. As per reports, Jones was offered a staggering $40 million to take on Tyson. Finally, 17 years later, the world got to witness the two superstars square off inside the ring.
The fight took place on November 28th, 2020, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It was an exhibition match, and was billed as ‘Lockdown Knockdown’. Both men displayed their fighting prowess, and it ended in a draw. However, fans believe Tyson outclassed Jones Jr. and landed some classic jabs on ‘Captain Hook’.