Two of the boxers’ iconic figures will finally lock horns on Saturday, November 28, 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 showdown, titled “Frontline Battle,” is the first event in a series produced by Legends Only League to be for the newly created WBC Frontline Battle Belt. According to California State Athletic Commission CEO Andy Foster, Tyson and Jones will not be wearing headgear and he believes both warriors will be wearing 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 continued to take the sweet science by storm and became the undisputed champion in 1987. and holds this distinction until 1990 in an astonishing sadness of James “Buster” Douglas. “Iron Mike” returns to the ring for the first time since a sixth round stop lost to Kevin McBride in June 2005.
Jones (66-9, 47 KOs) is a former world champion in four divisions, considered one of the most skilled boxers of this generation, winning championships in middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight. Jones won the latter by moving up to two weight classes in March 2003, dominating John Ruiz to capture the WBA belt and become the first former middleweight champion to win a heavyweight title in 106 years. Jones fought in late February 2018, beating Scott Sigmon by unanimous decision.
Tyson and Jones have made it clear that even though Foster says the fight will be nothing more than a “hard sparring session”, they will go to goal.
Here’s everything you need to know about Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.
When is Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. fight?
- Date: Saturday, November 28th
- Time: 21.00 ET
The four-hour event begins at 20 EST with the motherboard scheduled to start at. 21 EST. Tyson and Jones are expected to make their ring go around 6 p.m. 23, depending on how long the other matches last.
How to Watch Tyson vs. Jones
FITE has acquired the rights to show Tyson vs. Jones Jr. in the US and Canada via their various platforms (FITE.tv and its streaming apps) as well as on TysonOnTriller.com, which will serve as the central hub for the legendary event. The match can also be booked through major cable / satellite providers in the US and Canada. Contact your local provider to see if the match is available.
Check TysonOnTriller.com for complete viewing options.
Tyson Vs. Jones PPV Award: How much does the match cost?
Tyson Vs. The Jones pay-per-view event costs $ 49.99 in the United States. The event can be booked at FITE.TV, TysonOnTriller.com and major cable / satellite TV providers.
Tyson Vs. Jones location
The event takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Neither Tyson nor Jones have competed at home with the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers and NHL’s Los Angeles Kings.
Mike Tyson Vs. Roy Jones rules
Tyson Vs. Jones’ match is an exhibition with eight rounds, where each round will be two minutes long. Although it is an exhibition, no headgear is required. Tyson and Jones will wear 12 ounce gloves.
Mike Tyson record
- Yam: Mike Tyson
- Nationality: American
- Born: June 30, 1966
- Height: 5-10
- Reach: 71 inches
- Total matches: 58
- Record: 50-6-2 with 44 knockouts
Roy Jones Jr. record
- Yam: Roy Jones Jr.
- Nationality: American
- Born: January 16, 1969
- Height: 5-11
- Reach: 74 inches
- Total matches: 75
- Record: 66-9 with 47 knocouts
Mike Tyson Vs. Roy Jones Jr. match cards
- Mike Tyson Vs. Roy Jones Jr. Heavyweight exhibition
- Jake Paul Vs. Nate Robinson; Cruise weight
- Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan; Light heavyweight
- Viddal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter; Cruise weight
- Jamaine Ortiz vs. Nahir Albright; Lightweight
- Irvin Gonzalez vs. Edward Vasquez; Featherweight
- Juiseppe Cusumano vs. Nick Jones; Heavyweight