In two and a half weeks two of the greatest fighters in the history of boxing throw down in what should be an exciting matchup. Iron Mike Tyson, one of the most legendary figures in sports history takes on Roy “Superman” Jones Jr., who at one time most considered the best athlete in any sport. If either wants to leave the ring a winner, they must use techniques that lead to success. Check out the 3 most important techniques that both Roy Jones Jr. and Mike Tyson each must use to take home the victory on Nov. 28. That said, let’s get right to it so you can keep making your bets for the fight against our Mike Tyson odds.
Tyson Vs Jones Jr. – 3 Techniques Each Requires to Win on Nov. 28
Roy Jones Jr’s Top 3 Techniques for Success
- Step to the side before throwing a punch
Boxers that fight Mike Tyson standing right in front of him end up getting nailed with devastating body blows and knockout punches to the head. Throughout his career, Iron Mike was one of the very best counter punchers in the game.
Roy has lost some of his patented speed, which means if he hopes to have any shot of beating Mike, he must step to the side before throwing punches. If he throws punches standing right in front of Mike, Tyson will counter either to the body or right down the middle.
- Don’t lower his head after throwing a right cross
Michael Spinks made this horrible mistake and Tyson landed a ridiculous right uppercut that ended Spinks’ night after 91 seconds. Mike Tyson watched as Spinks kept lowering his head after throwing a right cross. Then, when he saw it again, Mike landed the uppercut. It’s important that Jones Jr. doesn’t throw a right and then have his head end up on the right side of Tyson’s body. If that happens, the next time Mike will know to throw the uppercut as soon as Superman throws the right cross.
- Wrap up but only when Mike’s in range
Jones Jr. should definitely wrap Mike up, but he should wrap Tyson only when Mike’s in range. If Roy goes for the wrap but there’s space in between Tyson and Jones, Iron Mike will immediately throw punches to where he sees an opening. That could be to Jones Jr.’s body, or it could be to Roy’s head.
Iron Mike Tyson’s Top 3 Techniques for Success
- Bob and weave as he moves forward
The Tyson that ended his career with 3 losses in his last 4 fights couldn’t bob and weave when he moved forward to set up his attack. Expect the Iron Mike that steps into the ring on Nov. 28 to do that. Mike’s down to 212 lbs., which means he’s close to being in the best shape of his life. If he doesn’t bob and weave, Roy only needs to take a step to the right or left to land a one-two or hook.
- Throw to the body from a crouched position
Tyson’s incredible ability to fight from a crouched position made him one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. If Mike uses the technique, which is part offense and defense, he must throw punches to Roy’s body. It’s difficult for a boxer to stay patient when his opponent has gone into a crouch. The natural tendency is to punch down and onto the opponent’s head. That’s why fighters like Tyson and Jack Dempsey, who both perfected the crouch technique, are so effective. Mike wants Roy to throw at his head when he’s in a crouched position. Every time Jones Jr. throws a punch, he will expose his body and that’s when Tyson should attack.
- Push off in the clinch to make room for an uppercut
As soon as Roy wraps Mike up, Tyson should immediately push off and throw an uppercut either to Roy’s chin or to Roy’s chest. Doing so, even if Mike doesn’t have a ton of power behind the uppercut, will prevent Roy from trying to clinch again. Also, if Mike lands the right punch, he could knock Jones Jr. out.
Because these guys are legends, both will enter the ring with a game plan and strategy. They could decide to employ the techniques laid out here or go a different route. Either way, boxing fans should expect a much more contentious and competitive bout than many believe because both Roy Jones Jr. and Mike Tyson want to win on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Mike Tyson Vs Roy Jones Jr. – Frontline Battle Stats
Roy Jones Jr.
|Nickname||Iron Mike||Captain Hook|
|Hometown||New York City, New York, U.S.||Pensacola, Florida, U.S.|
|Pre-fight record||50–6 (44 KOs)||66–9 (47 KOs)|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Recognition||Former undisputed heavyweight champion||Former IBF middleweight, IBF super middleweight, undisputed light heavyweight, and WBA heavyweight champion|