Mike Tyson is returning to the boxing ring for the first time in over 15 years this Saturday when he takes on Roy Jones Jr. in an 8 round exhibition boxing match at STAPLES Center in LA. The pair of boxing legends are headlining a pay-per-view card that also includes Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson, Badou Jack vs Blake McKernan, Irvan Gonzalez vs Edward Vazquez for the WBC USNBC featherweight title, and more.
Mike Tyson has not boxed in competition since losing to Kevin McBride in 2005. Tyson quit on the stool before the 7th round in that fight and said afterward that he had lost his passion for the sport. It has been 15 years, but Tyson now says that the gods of war have reawakened him and his passion for the sport has returned. The oddsmakers certainly agree, with Mike Tyson being a -200 favorite less than a week out from the fight according to this Tyson vs Jones betting lines article at SportsBetListings.com.
Roy Jones Jr. is 51 years old, 3 years younger than Mike Tyson, and he is only 2.5 years removed from his last competitive boxing match. His last fight was a win over Scott Sigmon for the WBU German cruiserweight title, which shows he was still boxing at a high level in 2018. Jones Jr. may not be as well known as Mike Tyson, but he is a boxing legend himself, with a 66-9 career record and having been the light heavyweight champion of several boxing organizations for many years.
The Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. pay-per-view card starts this Saturday, November 28th at 9pm EST. Tyson and Jones Jr. are expected to make the walk around 11pm. If you are interested in betting on the fight check out this article outlining how to bet on the Tyson vs Jones Jr. fight online.
Mike Tyson is one of the biggest stars in the history of boxing. Add in another boxing legend in Roy Jones Jr., and other interesting fights that could bring in a YouTube audience including Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson and Viddal Riley vs Rashad Coulter, and I think this card is set up to be on of the most purchased PPV’s and most wagered on boxing events of the year. Tune in Saturday to reminisce about the careers of Iron Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.