Mike Tyson, Jones exhibition fight gets new date

first_img “I’m ready and I stay ready, November 28th is gonna be epic,” Jones said. Tyson retired from boxing in 2005 after a career that spanned two decades and included a dominant spell in the late 1980s where he reigned as the undisputed heavyweight champion. Read Also: No fans, no problem as Serena wins on WTA return Although the exhibition fight between Tyson and Jones has been criticised by many in boxing circles, Tyson insists the bout will be a serious contest. “It’s because I can do it and I believe other people believe they can do it,” Tyson said. “We aren’t washed up. Somebody says over-age is washed up but they have a bigger fan base than the guys who are training now.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson’s exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr. originally set for next month has been pushed back to November, organisers said Tuesday. In a statement, promotional company Triller said the fight in Los Angeles would now take place on November 28 to coincide with the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. “Changing the date to November 28th will give more people the opportunity to see the biggest comeback in boxing history,” Tyson said in a statement. “This temporary inconvenience will last longer than Roy Jones Jr. He better be ready, I’m coming full force,” the 54-year-old added. Jones, the 51-year-old former king of the middleweight division who won world titles in four weight classes, welcomed the change of date.center_img Loading… Promoted ContentWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right Now7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value6 Mysterious Things You Do Not Know About China10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

Pork industry asks legislature for funding to prep for animal diseases

first_imgDES MOINES — To best prepare for outbreaks of any foreign animal diseases, the Iowa Pork Producers Association is partnering with the Iowa Department of Agriculture in asking state lawmakers for money.Drew Mogler, the association’s public policy director, says funding is needed to help the ag department prepare for diseases like foot and mouth disease or African swine fever.“They’ve ramped up some funding efforts for activities,” Mogler says, “and this year, again, we’re supporting them for another half-a-million dollars, for some of those activities as they continue to build up their planning and preparedness efforts alongside the industry.”He notes that’s the primary state agency for battling any foreign animal diseases, should they reach Iowa.“The department of ag plays a pretty critical role in movement of animals and permitting,” Mogler says. “It’s important that they have the resources at their disposal to be able to make sure that continuity of business for producers and they have certainty as we respond to an incident like that.”Mogler says Iowa lawmakers are wrapping up their talks on policy bills after the recent “funnel” deadline.“Now, they’re turning to appropriations and putting budgets together,” Mogler says. “It’s one of those things that we’re pretty confident that we’ll be able to get some of that money but continue to remind legislators of the importance of proper planning and preparedness in the state.”Mogler says while neither foot and mouth disease or African swine fever has shown up in the United States, it’s critical officials are vigilant with protection efforts against any possible outbreaks.last_img read more