We have a remarkable spectacle on our hands in so many ways tonight as two retired American legends go head-to-head on their returns to the ring.
‘Iron’ Mike’s last professional fight came 15 years ago, when he was surprisingly beaten by Irishman Kevin McBride, a defeat which saw the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world hang up his gloves.
Meanwhile Jones, who at 51 is three years younger than his opponent, was a world champion at four weights and only retired in 2018 after a 75-fight career.
Card in full
- Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr
- Badou Jack vs Blake McKernan
- Jamaine Ortiz vs Sulaiman Segawa
- Irvin Gonzalez vs Edward Vasquez
- Joe Cusumano vs Nick Jones
- Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson
- Viddal Riley vs Rashad Coulter
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Tyson vs Jones date and venue
Tyson vs Jones Jr takes place tonight (Saturday, November 28, 2020) at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Standard Sport prediction
With Tyson having long since retired and suggestions that this will be nothing more than a glorified spar that it was initially unclear would even have a winner, it’s difficult to state a definitive prediction.
‘Iron Mike’ has looked in fearsome condition in training videos posted online and amid reports that opponents’ teeth have gone flying in sparring, while he boasts an obvious size advantage.
If both men are allowed to properly let their hands go and he quickly gets back into the swing of things, it isn’t too difficult to foresee Tyson forcing a stoppage.
However, Jones Jr has the far more recent in-ring experience and I can see him having the better of an odd spectacle that will leave fans expecting fireworks sorely disappointed and potentially looking for their money back.
Jones Jr to win on points.
How to watch tonight’s fight
In the UK, Tyson vs Jones Jr is being shown exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office 2 – at a cost of £19.95 – and will follow the British heavyweight showdown between Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce in London.
Coverage will begin at 1am GMT on Sunday morning, with British fight fans looking at a start time of around 4am for the main event.
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As well as the main event, we also have a packed undercard, including the fight between YouTuber Jake Paul and former NBA star Nate Robinson.
Source: Evening Standard Business News