Mike Tyson said he’s preparing to “disable” Roy Jones Jr. in their upcoming boxing exhibition at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Boxing officials for the show have announced that they are in their 50s, so they can only compete for eight two-minute rounds and are forbidden from hitting each other too hard.
Since the rules of the November 28 exhibition were announced, which is an unofficial bout that will not count on their professional records; there has been supposition as to whether the fighters will actually try to knock one another out or not.
“You got Mike Tyson and Roy Jones, and I’m coming to fight, and I hope he’s coming to fight. That’s all you need to know,” Tyson told reporters.
“My objective is to go in there with the best intentions of my life to disable my opponent,” he added.