KEY POINTS

  • Former two-time welterweight champ Andre Berto weighed in on the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. exhibition match
  • Berto pointed out that Tyson's recent training clips don't guarantee he'll have a good fight in November
  • Sylvester Stallone said Jones is a great fighter but Tyson is a wrecking ball

Andre Berto has shared his thoughts on Mike Tyson's boxing comeback, revealing that he is not optimistic that it will be a good fight despite the 54-year-old being in great shape.

In a recent interview with Elie Seckbach of EsNews, the former WBC and IBF welterweight champion was asked to weigh in on Tyson’s upcoming exhibition match with fellow legend Roy Jones Jr. As the date approaches, Tyson has been posting intense training clips on social media, making fans excited over his return. 

Berto, on the other hand, is not convinced, emphasizing that bags and pads don’t hit back like a real opponent.

“Mike Tyson is still 54 years old,” he said. “He’s looking good for a 54 years old, but these bags don’t hit back, these pads don’t hit back.”

According to Berto, people have only seen short clips of Tyson’s actual training sessions and nobody knows how long “Iron Mike” can really last inside the ring. Berto predicted that Tyson vs. Jones will still be a entertaining fight and said he would definitely watch it. However, the 37-year-old fears that people might be disappointed if they don’t see a resurgent Tyson during the match.

“And we’re seeing small snippets of him training,” the former champion explained. “We don’t know if he could go a solid 3 or 4 rounds in the ring. Maybe he can go 20 rounds, we don’t know.”

“But I think it will still be an entertaining fight,” he added. “Of course I’m gonna watch it. But I don’t want people to be disappointed.”

Despite having doubts about Tyson’s current abilities, Berto revealed that he used to train and emulate the fighting style of prime “Iron Mike.”

As for Jones, Berto is not betting on seeing the Jones he used to watch back in the day in the upcoming exhibition match. But he did admit that “nobody can match Roy in his prime.”

Another name not new to the boxing world also shared his thoughts on Tyson vs. Jones recently. Hollywood icon Sylvester Stallone, who is known to most boxing fans for his onscreen role as boxer Rocky Balboa in “Rocky,” recently told TMZ that the fight will all boil down to physics.

“Roy Jones is a great, great fighter, but it's just a matter of physics,” Stallone said. “[He has to] keep moving. You're talking about, I mean, everyone knows it. Mike Tyson is a wrecking ball.”

Tyson vs. Jones is scheduled to take place on Nov. 28 at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

Mike Tyson Pictured: Former boxer Mike Tyson attends the super welterweight boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Aug. 26, 2017. Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images