FREDDIE ROACH claims Mike Tyson does not know the meaning of an ‘exhibition’ fight and will ‘swing for the fences’ against Roy Jones Jr.
Tyson returns to the ring on November 28 in an eight-round pay-per-view spectacle, 15 years after retiring.
The bout will not be professionally sanctioned or affect their records.
But Roach – who first trained Mike Tyson in 2002 – tipped Iron Mike to roll back the clock and knock out Jones.
He also warned him to avoid taking a left hook to the body.
He told Press Box PR: “I spoke with Mike Tyson about ten days ago and I told him he doesn’t know the meaning of the word ‘exhibition.’
“He laughed but he knew what I meant. Mike is an old school fighter who only has one gear – forward.
“And I know when that bell rings, Mike will be swinging for the fences.
“I think Mike knocks Roy Jones out. But I did warn Mike that Roy has to be careful of Roy’s left to the body.
“That’s the punch Roy used to knock out Virgil Hill.”
Tyson, 54, and Jones, 51, will fight for the WBC Frontline Battle Belt next month.
The WBC have regularly designed new belts for blockbuster bouts, notably creating the ‘Adolfo Lopez Mateos’ strap for the rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez.
Tyson Fury also won the WBC ‘Mayan’ title when he outpointed Otto Wallin in September 2019.
And they designed a ‘Money’ belt for the extravaganza between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor in 2017, which cost £310,000 to create.