Roy Jones Jr brands Mike Tyson ‘giant monster’ and admits fight is ‘very risky’ as duo prepare for comeback in their 50s

MIKE TYSON’S opponent Roy Jones Jr has branded him a “giant monster” and admitted their fight is “very risky”.

Iron Mike, 54, recently announced he is to step back in the ring against 51-year-old fellow veteran Jones Jr.

Mike Tyson’s first opponent in 15 years is wary of the threat he poses

American boxer Roy Jones Jr is to take on Mike Tyson but is relying on God

The pair have a combined age of 105 but are set to lock horns in California on September 12.

The bout will be an eight-round exhibition but the age of its competitors has split opinion.

And even Jones Jr acknowledged the risk of fighting beyond the age of 50, especially against someone with the power of Tyson.

He told World Boxing News: “His legs are huge and his thighs are huge. His arms are huge and his neck is huge!

“It’s very risky, yes. But God’s in control of all.

“[Previously] I was beating everybody in every weight class I was in, so what you gonna do?

“It’s like David and Goliath. He’s a giant monster, we know.

“I’m little David and all I’ve got is God on my side, which is all I’m gonna need.”

Tyson’s opponent last fought in 2018 and is a former pound for pound champ.

Tyson is dusting off his gear after 15 years in retirement and has been urged by legend George Foreman to call off his return.

But the big-hitter looks set to christen a remarkable return to the ring by taking on Jones Jr after thrilling fans by appearing in incredible shape in training clips.

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