Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr: Iron Mike LIGHTER than 1986 world title win and vows to 'come running' at rival in comeback

MIKE TYSON weighed in LIGHTER for his fight against Roy Jones Jr than when he became the youngest-ever heavyweight champ in 1986.

Iron Mike has undergone a stunning body transformation over the last couple of years, and this was in full view on the scales.



Tyson, 54, weighed in at 15st 10lbs.

It is almost 34-years-to-the-day that Tyson battered Trevor Berbick to be crowned WBC heavyweight champ at 20 years, four months and 22 days old.

For that fight Tyson hit the scales at 15st 11lbs.

The 54-year-old is also at his lowest weight for 23 YEARS.

In June 1997 the 'Baddest Man On The Plant' was disqualified after biting a chunk out of Evander Holyfield's ear.

He weighed in at 15st 8lbs for that infamous scrap – his career but not his weight, went steadily downhill from there.

Jones Jr, perhaps unsurprisingly, came in at his heaviest ever at 15st dead on.

The 51-year-old fought most of his career at light-heavyweight after starting at middle.


The two boxing legends weren't given much air-time at the weigh-in in the US.

But Tyson promised his opponent that he wouldn't be hard to find in that ring.

The cannabis lover said: “I'm pitching punches, everything else is up to Roy.

“If I am running anywhere, I am running right at him.”

Jones Jr laughed off people's fears for him in the scrap, saying: “It's going to turn out right trust me.”

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