A long time ago a fight at heavyweight between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr was mooted when Jones was moving up to the division.
Alas, Jones on the advise of his father and others, decided not to fight Tyson.
Even a well-past his prime Tyson then, Jones’ father at the time said it was just too much ‘mass’ for his son (who originally was a middleweight) to handle in a prize fight.
Jones instead went on to win the WBA heavyweight title by beating John Ruiz via a shut out on points.
This week it turns out that Jones was not a man to be messed with in the streets either.
Rap artist Fat Joe mentioned Jones in one of his lyrics one time saying ‘Even Roy Jones was forced to lean back’ — following a defeat Jones suffered in his boxing career.
Jones didn’t take kindly to it at all.
Fat Joe revealed to Mike Tyson that Jones was actually close to unleashing a knockout on him in a street fight one time.
Here’s how it went down and what Mike Tyson said in reply:
(Hat tip Fight Hype YouTube)
Tyson appears to have been doing a lot of media this week amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
His podcast ‘Hotboxin with Mike Tyson’ should be due a fresh episode any day now.
A welcome reprieve for many away from the terrible scenes being seen across the world at the moment.