Two of boxing's iconic figures will finally shut their horns on Saturday November 28th when former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson meets former four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The eight round exhibition battle titled "Frontline Battle" is the first event in a series produced by Legends Only League for the newly created WBC Frontline Battle Belt. According to the executive director of the California State Athletic Commission, Andy Foster, Tyson, and Jones won't wear headwear, and he believes both fighters will wear 12-ounce gloves.
Tyson (50-6, 44 KOs) won the WBC heavyweight title at the age of 20 when he stopped Trevor Berbick in the second round in November 1986. He took sweet science by storm and became the undisputed champion in 1987. This award was held in an amazing surprise for James "Buster" Douglas until 1990. "Iron Mike" returns to the ring for the first time since losing to Kevin McBride in the sixth round in June 2005.
Jones (66-9, 47 KOs) is a former four-division world champion who is considered one of the most skilled boxers of this generation, winning middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight championships. Jones won the latter by moving up two weight classes in March 2003 and dominating John Ruiz to capture the WBA belt. He became the first former middleweight champion to win a heavyweight title in 106 years. Jones last fought in February 2018, unanimously beating Scott Sigmon.
Tyson and Jones have made it clear that despite Foster's statement that the fight will be nothing more than a "tough sparring session", they will achieve the goal.
Everything you need to know about Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. need to know.
When is the Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. fight?
Date: Saturday November 28thTime: 9 p.m. ET
The four-hour event starts at 8 p.m. EST with the main card scheduled to start at 9 p.m. EUROPEAN SUMMER TIME. Tyson and Jones are expected to do their ring walks around 11 p.m. depending on how long the other fights last.
How to see Tyson versus Jones
FITE has acquired the rights to Tyson vs. Jones Jr. in the US and Canada through their various platforms (FITE.tv and its streaming apps) as well as on TysonOnTriller.com which will serve as the hub for the Legends event. The fight can also be ordered through major cable / satellite providers in the US and Canada. Check with your local provider to see if the fight is available.
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Tyson vs. Jones PPV Price: How Much Does The Fight Cost?
The pay-per-view event Tyson vs. Jones costs $ 49.99 in the US. The event can be ordered from FITE.TV, TysonOnTriller.com and major cable / satellite television providers.
Tyson vs. Jones location
The event will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Neither Tyson nor Jones have competed in the home of the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA and the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL.
Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Rules
The Tyson and Jones fight is an eight-round exhibition, with each round lasting two minutes. Although it is an exhibition, no headgear is required. Tyson and Jones will wear 12 ounce gloves.
Mike Tyson record
Surname: Mike TysonNationality: AmericanBorn: June 30, 1966Height: 5-10To reach: 71 inTotal fights: 58Recording: 50-6-2 with 44 eliminations
Roy Jones Jr. record
Surname: Roy Jones Jr.Nationality: AmericanBorn: 16th January 1969Height: 5-11To reach: 74 inTotal fights: 75Recording: 66-9 with 47 knocouts
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