Mike Tyson is set to throw the rule book out of the window after vowing to KO Roy Jones Jr. The two faded ring legends will clash in an eight-round exhibition bout on September 12 – but have been banned from hurting each other.
The rivals have been told to treat the bout as a sparring session with the referee ready to jump in if violence breaks out. There will also be no ringside judges and therefore no winner of a bout which will cost $50 to watch for American fans.
But Tyson insists he is ready to ignore the rules and look to add another knockout to his impressive record. “If the opportunity comes, I’m always looking for it,” he said.