Roy Jones has come in with some high praise for the iconic Mike Tyson, describing the former undisputed heavyweight world champion as a “killer.”
Despite holding the record for being the youngest heavyweight world champion in history, there is still a view that somehow Tyson failed to fulfil his potential, due to the derailing of his career by a jail stint in the first half of the 1990s.
However, he is still widely regarded as one of the most explosive punchers in the history of the division, and his run in the late 1980s remains one of the most devastating in the history of the sport.
And Jones spoke of his admiration for ‘Iron Mike’ whilst appearing on Shawn Porter’s podcast, The PorterWay.
“Mike was a killer. You don’t go in and play with Mike. I thought he was one of the most entertaining things that ever happened to boxing. I thought he kept the game alive, until I got there.”
“He was highly entertaining, but he was a little bit crazy with what he was doing.”
“But he carried the game for a while, because when Mike Tyson fought, everybody paid attention to the TV.”
Tyson and Jones actually shared the ring in an exhibition bout back in 2020, which featured on the same card as Jake Paul’s second professional contest against Nate Robinson.
Although most observers felt Tyson got the better of things that night, the fight at the Staples Centre was controversially scored a draw.
Despite Tyson since stating he has no immediate desire to return to the ring, he hasn’t entirely ruled it out.