Fifteen years after retiring, the former heavyweight champion will face boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. for an exhibition fight titled “Frontline Battle”. The WBC World Boxing Council will support, mark and evaluate the fight.
Here is what you need to know about combat.
Former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson (54) will play against former four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. (51).
Tyson, a former world heavyweight champion, is considered one of the scariest boxers of all time. He finished his first year as a professional boxer with a record of 15: 0, and all the victories came by knockout.
“Iron Mike” was 20 years and four months old when he became the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history. He has a career record of 50-6, 44 out of 50 wins come by knockout. He last fought in 2005 when he lost to Kevin McBride.
Jones Jr. is a former world champion who holds a record of 66-9. Jones Jr. won the last match of 2018 against Scott Sigmon.
Is it a professional match?
The laps will be 60 seconds shorter than usual – two minutes instead of three – the fight has been sanctioned by the California State Athletics Commission.
The pair will use 12 ounce gloves without any protection.
Since it is an exhibition fight, there are no titles in the game, and the winner will receive a casual belt created for the fight.
Who will reach the event?
The WBC will use a remote scoring system to evaluate the performance of Tyson and Jones Jr.
Each round will be judged and scored by three champions, with criteria focusing on style, technique, effective punching, effective defense and effective aggression.
When is the fight?
The four-hour live event will be on Saturday, Nov. 28, at 9 p.m., Central European Time, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Where can I watch it?
The fight will be the first in a series produced by Legends Only League.