Roy Jones Jr. says he may have ‘made a mistake’ agreeing to fight with Mike Tyson

It seems that Jones has had a change of heart about heading to the ring to fight Tyson

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Now the duo is set to compete in an unofficial bout on Nov. 28 in Carson, California. 

But over the weekend the former four-weight world-champion boxer expressed reservations about the fighting the now 54-year-old former heavyweight champion, who he knows won’t take it easy on him.

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Boxer Roy Jones Jr. works out at the Mandalay Bay Resort in 2010.

“When it comes time to fight, we’re going to fight,” Jones said. “If it comes down to bite, we’re going to bite. Whatever has to happen is going to happen. That’s just what it is.”

He added: “He’s still Mike Tyson. He’s still one of the strongest, most explosive people who ever touched a boxing ring. If anything, I made a mistake going in with him. He’s the bigger guy. He’s the explosive guy.”

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“With him having the first-round fireworks, he’ll be against a guy smaller than him, maybe 40-50 pounds smaller than him.”

Considering Tyson’s recent comments about the event, Jones’ concerns may be well deserved.

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