Mike Tyson could weigh the SAME as Roy Jones Jr in their fight after dramatic body transformation, trainer reveals

MIKE TYSON and Roy Jones Jr could end up weighing the SAME during their fight.

The American legends come out of retirement for eight exhibition rounds on Saturday.


And Tyson – who has not fought in 15 YEARS – goes in the betting favourite, armoured with the size and power advantages.

But Jones' cornerman Tom Yankello revealed the former four-division champion will weigh as high as 210lb (15stone) for the fight.

And thanks to Iron Mike's dramatic body transformation ahead of his comeback, the two may end up tipping the scales in similar fashion.

Yankello told SunSport: "Mike is a small heavyweight, it's not liked Roy is that outsized. 

"He's a little bit taller, and the weight will be very similar from what I understand, I understand Mike is down as light as 210 even. 

"Roy's going to probably come in around 205-210."

The heaviest Tyson, who stands 5ft 10in, fought at was 17st, the night he stopped Brian Nielsen after six rounds in 2001.

But his years in retirement saw him balloon all the way up to over 21st.

That was until earlier this year he made the shock announcement that he is returning to the ring, in order to raise money for charity.

He has spent the year whipping himself into frightening shape under the guidance of MMA coach Rafael Cordeiro.

And in an interview with ESPN, Tyson, 54, revealed he expects to weigh anywhere from 15.7-16st.

He said: "I don't know, 220 maybe, 225, something like that."

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It could mean Jones, 51, does in fact end up outweighed by a stone.

But Yankello – who has spent nine weeks training with the American great – believes Jones' superior boxing brain could nullify the size difference.

He explained: "Mike's been fighting heavyweights his whole life, he's fighting a guy here with a more versatile skillset than anyone he has ever fought.

"And arguably against the greatest athlete to ever lace up gloves too.

"Mike stamped people's minds with what he did in the 80s and 90s and they kind of forget about how long he's been out the ring."

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