Mauro Ranallo replacing Al Bernstein on Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr commentary as card goes through last-minute change

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MIKE TYSON’S eagerly-anticipated comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr has been hit by a late change.

But the two boxing legends need not worry as it only concerns the COMMENTARY of their scrap.

Maura Ranallo will call the action for Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr

Legendary broadcaster Al Bernstein has been replaced by former WWE mic man Mauro Ranallo.

It is not known what prompted the last-minute amendment.

And there is another star name set to sit alongside him – UFC middleweight champ Israel Adesanya.

And that’s not it – boxing Hall of Famer and former five-weight world champ Sugar Ray Leonard will call the action too.

With a combined age of 105, Tyson and Jones Jr do battle in Los Angeles tonight.

They will fight over eight, two minute rounds, and will be wearing larger 12oz gloves.

The fighters will not be wearing headgear.

Men’s boxing bouts usually run over three minute rounds and both stars have expressed their dismay at the shorter rounds.

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UFC champ Israel Adesanya will also commentate on the legends’ fight[/caption]

In addition, the California State Commission have said that if either boxer is cut or injured the fight will be stopped, though it remains to be seen if referee Ray Corona will choose to halt it.

The World Boxing Council have created the WBC Frontline Battle Belt to give to the winner.

And they have former WBC champs Christy Martin, Vinny Pazienza and Chad Dawson scoring the fight remotely should it go all eight rounds for the WBC to decide a victor.

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