ROY JONES JR received a fierce warning shot after footage from Mike Tyson’s training camp was posted online.
Iron Mike appeared in sharp form ahead of his hotly-anticipated comeback fight in September, pounding an aqua bag with a number of punches.
Perhaps most terrifying was the booming smack heard with each blow as the 54-year-old prepared for the fight.
Known as the Baddest Man on the Planet earlier in his career, Tyson’s success was partly down the sense of fear he instilled in his opponents.
And Jones Jr will become the first man to face down the former heavyweight king in 15 years when they take to the ring in California.
The New York native has shed six stone for the September 12 fight and earned a large swell of admirers, including Anthony Joshua.
Although another legend of the ring, George Foreman, warned against taking too much out of such training clips.
The American said to TMZ: “We only see what he wants us to see. We are only looking at what he wants us to see.
“Maybe a few minutes later when he gets up out the bed he gets dizzy and falls on the floor or his leg pops out.”
As the current holder of several heavyweight belts, AJ remarked that Tyson looks ready for a return to championship contention.
He told Sky Sports: “Mike Tyson hitting the pads with that ferocious behaviour is just second nature to him.
“To someone watching from home it looks like this guy is going to come and rule the heavyweight division.”
Meanwhile, David Haye is excited to see the match-up with Jones Jr “probably the most physically gifted boxer” he has watched.
He told SunSport: “Neither man is in their prime but they are then equally out of their prime, so it is a fair contest between two legends at the same level.”