Former heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson is set to return to the ring in order to fight former multiple division world champion Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition match this weekend at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Even though both fighters are well past their primes, they both were undoubtedly the most popular athletes on the planet and hence even their exhibition fight has drawn a lot of attention and will be available on PPV.
The fight is hosted by Los Angeles-based short video application, Triller. The fight will also be available to Indian fans on pay-per-view. BookMyShow will charge ₹129 from fight fans in order to stream the fight. The fight starts at 7:30 am IST on November 29
Mike Tyson who turned 54 a few months hasn’t competed professionally since his loss to Kevin McBride in 2004, where he was stopped in the sixth round. Prior to that, he lost to Danny Williams via KO in round four.
Roy Jones Jr was last seen in action against Scott Sigman in February of 2018. The fight took place at the Civic Center in Pensacola and Jones Jr won via unanimous decision. He hasn’t competed since and he turned 51 earlier this year.
Roy Jones Jr is riding on a four-fight winning streak even if he hasn’t competed in over four years, he is much fresher fighter compared to Mike Tyson.
Featuring undercards Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson, Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan, and Viddal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter. The event will be hosted by Emmy-winner Mario Lopez and a musical performance by Wiz Khalifa, YG, and Lil Wayne!
Tyson vs Jones Jr Main card
Mike Tyson (50-6) vs. Roy Jones Jr. (66-9)
Jake Paul (1-0) vs. Nate Robinson (0-0)
Badou Jack (22-3-3) vs. Blake McKernan (13-0)
Hasim Rahman Jr (9-0) vs. Rashad Coulter (1-0)
Jamaine Ortiz (13-0) vs. Nahir Albright (8-1) — WBC USNBC Silver Lightweight title
Irvin Gonzalez Jr. (14-2) vs. Edward Vasquez (8-0) — WBC USNBC Featherweight title
Juiseppe Cusumano (18-3) vs. Nick Jones (9-3) — WBC USNBC Heavyweight title