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Mike Tyson v Roy Jones Jr: Everything you need to know

| 24.11.2020

It’s been 15 years, but Mike Tyson returns to the ring on Saturday night to take on Roy Jones Jr in a fight dubbed the ‘Frontline Battle’.

The Staples Center in Los Angeles hosts this throwback encounter which will be live on BT Sport Box Office and streamed on social media site Triller too.

We’ve rounded up all you need to know ahead of Tyson v Jones Jr.

When is Mike Tyson v Roy Jones Jr?

The fight was due to take place in September but the stage is now set for on Thanksgiving Weekend at 01:00 GMT this Saturday 28th November 2020.

Emmy-winner Mario Lopez will host the show, with the undercard featuring YouTuber Jake Paul v ex-NBA star Nate Robinson, KSI’s trainer Viddal Riley and former super-middleweight champion Badou Jack.

What are the odds?

Tyson has dropped six stone to get in shape for the bout and he’s 53/100 to win. Jones Jr last fought as recently as 2018 and is 19/10 to triumph with the draw at 8/1.

Tyson v Jones Jr: What are the rules?

Roy Jones Jr

This isn’t going to be your usual twelve round bout. Quite simply, their 50-year-old-plus bodies couldn’t sustain it.

The fight will be contested over eight, two-minute rounds and is technically straight-knockout. No headguards will be worn but the fighters will be wearing larger 12-ounce gloves.

However, California State Athletic Commission executive director Andy Forster has stated it’s more about showcasing their skills and the fight will be stopped as soon as a cut appears. But will their competitive streak take over?

Elsewhere, on the same night Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce clash for the British, Commonwealth and vacant European heavyweight titles.

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Charlie Dear

Charlie has covered sport for the likes of The Guardian, Football365 and FourFourTwo. Arsenal sufferer. German football enthusiast.