MIKE TYSON and Roy Jones Jr could face off in a rematch in Red Square in Moscow.
The pair – who have a combined age of 105 – fight tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in an eight-round exhibition.
Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr weigh in for their bout in the USCredit: USA TODAY Sports
Moscow’s Red Square could host a Russian rematch between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones JrCredit: AFP or licensors
Tyson ends a 15-year absence from the ring tonight in LACredit: USA TODAY Sports
Iron Mike, 54, weighed in LIGHTER than he did for his world title win as a 20-year-old in 1986 and said he will ‘come running’ at rival Jones Jr, 51.
But thanks to Jones Jr‘s dual Russian and American citizenship, whatever the outcome of tonight’s bout, the pair could stage a sensational rematch in the East.
Jones Jr was granted citizenship by Russian president Vladimir Putin in 2015 to help facilitate travelling into the nation for fighting and business matters.
The US-born pound-for-pound star lends his name to a number of boxing schools in the country.
Roy loves this country, he loves Russia, Russian history, Russian people.”
And now Jones Jr’s Russian manager and business partner Zolt Barna teased a Red Square reunion for the fighting veterans.
Barna told RT Sport: “It could happen, it could happen. Anything can happen. That would be sweet.
“That would be an idea, to see a rematch here, Red Square.
“Roy loves this country, he loves Russia, Russian history, Russian people, he has tremendous respect for the culture and also Russian athletes and boxers as well.
Roy Jones Jr has Russian citizenship Credit: Triller / Instagram / @sportcenter
“For him its very important to represent Russia as well. He’s gonna represent Russia, he’s also a Russian citizen, he’s got a school here, we’ve got one of our best friends opened a school for him.
“He’s dividing his time between US and Russia. Eventually he wants to move here full time.”
Jones Jr was unable to host his full camp in Russia amid the Covid-19 pandemic but has plans to return to the country after the fight.
He previously said he felt ‘very Russian’ while attending Anthony Yarde’s fight against Sergey Kovalev in Chelyabinsk, Russia last year.
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