Boxing icon Roy Jones Jr’s Russian manager has told RT Sport the former light-heavyweight world champion has the ring IQ to defeat “killer” Mike Tyson on Saturday, and insists the fight is an exhibition in name only.

Voted the best boxer of the 1990s, Jones, 51, will take on 54-year-old fellow ring legend Tyson, the youngest man ever to capture the heavyweight title at 20 years old, at STAPLES Centre in Los Angeles in an effortlessly intriguing fantasy matchup over eight rounds.

Jones Jr.’s Russian manager and business partner Zsolt Barna admits that although the fight is listed as an exhibition, the two men are “not kids any more” and will be going all out to win the WBC Frontline Battle Belt, made especially for the dust-up between the two veterans.