Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr gained’t be a ‘actual combat’ and the general public shouldn’t be misled into considering in any other case.
These are the phrases of Andy Foster, government director of the California State Athletic Fee who’ve determined to sanction the combat.
The hyped-up pay-per-view occasion has been scheduled for September 12 on the Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in California, it was introduced on Thursday.
Slowly, particulars of the exhibition bout are beginning to emerge.
The competition might be an eight-round affair, with each males sporting larger 12ouncesgloves, however no headgear.
Apparently, Foster has now informed BoxingScene that there might be no judges scoring the combat and so no winner, until there’s a knockout.
Nonetheless that is completely not the plan.
Foster mentioned: “We are able to’t mislead the general public as to that is some form of actual combat.
“They will get into it just a little bit, however I don’t need individuals to get damage. They know the deal.
“It’s an exhibition. They will exhibit their boxing expertise, however I don’t need them utilizing their greatest efforts to harm one another.
“They’re going to spar arduous, however they shouldn’t be going for a knockout. This isn’t a record-book kind of combat.
“This isn’t world championship boxing proper now. It’s not what that is. Individuals shouldn’t be getting knocked out.
“The general public can see what sort of form Roy and Mike are nonetheless in.”