The 8-round exhibition match between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr is being postponed until November 28 for it to marinate to take place in front of live crowds.
The bout was supposed to be taking place next month on September 12 on pay-per-view at the Dignity Health Park in Carson, California.
These are the reasons the Tyson vs. Jones Jr exhibition fight is being postponed according Boxing News 24:
– More time to marinate
– Drug testing by VADA
– Regulations – the fight is supposed to be a glorified sparring match. However, Jones and Tyson are talking like it’s a real fight, not an easy-going spar. Jones is concerned about needing to
protect himself against Tyson if he starts swinging for the fences with knockout intentions
– The need to stage the fight in front of a crowd
– Canelo Alvarez potentially fighting on September 12
It makes a lot of sense for great heavyweight Tyson (50-6, 44 KOs) and Jones (66-9, 47 KOs) to postpone the fight because there’s not enough time for them to promote their match before September 12 heavily.