One of the great heavyweight champions in one corner. One of the great pound-for-pound fighters in the other.
It’s the 54-year-old Mike Tyson against the 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr., two legends stepping into the ring for an exhibition fight that’s sure to draw interested viewers, even if both are well beyond their primes.
The two will meet in an eight-round bout on Saturday night for what is being called a “Frontline Battle” and was approved by the California State Athletic Commission as an exhibition.
Tyson (50-6, 44 KOs) at the age of 20 and four months was the youngest heavyweight champion ever when he defeated Trevor Berbick for the World Boxing Council title in November of 1986. Known as “Iron Mike,” he was feared for his ferocious punching power. He won his first 19 fights by knockout and last fought in 2005.
Jones, meanwhile, won four titles in four different weight classes — middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight — and owns a career record of 66-9 with 47 KOs. Jones has been far more active, consistently fighting as recently as two years ago.When is the Tyson vs. Jones fight?
Nov. 28, 10 p.m. ETWhere is the fight taking place?
Staples Center, Los Angeles, Calif.How can I watch Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.?
June 11, 2005. Tyson lost by TKO to Kevin McBride when he didn’t come out for the seventh round.When was Roy Jones Jr.’s last fight?
Jones defeated Scott Sigmon in a unanimous decision on Feb. 8, 2018.Are there any special rules for Tyson vs. Jones?
The bout will feature eight two-minute rounds with each fighter using 12 oz. gloves. The fight will be stopped if either combatant suffers a bad cut. No head gear is required.What are the latest odds for Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.?
According to SportsLine oddsmakers, Tyson is a -220 favorite and Jones is +170. A draw is +1200. The over/under is the fight lasting 7.5 rounds with the over going for +150 and the under -180.What is the full fight card? Main Card
Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. — WBC Frontline Championship (8 rounds)
Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson — cruiserweights (6 rounds)
Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan — light heavyweights (8 rounds)
Viddal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter — cruiserweights (6 rounds)Preliminary card
Jamaine Ortiz vs. Nahir Albright — lightweights
Irvin Gonzalez Jr. vs. Edward Vasquez — featherweights
Juiseppe Cusumano vs. Nick Jones — heavyweights