Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. sounds like a fantasy boxing match that you would see on a video game or in a fantasy sports movie. However, this is going to be a real live event that will take place coming up on Saturday, November 28 start time at 10 pm ET at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California. Mike Tyson was the heavyweight champion who wreaked havoc in the late ’80s and throughout the ’90s. Both boxers are coming out of retirement to take on each other.
A fight like this would not have been possible in the past. Still, in the world of boxing almost anything is guaranteed to happen. Keep reading so you can find out the latest details about this fight which is expected to be a huge event for the boxing world. Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. is expected to be a big draw for fight fans all over the world.
When is Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr, date, start time, location?
The eight-round exhibition bout is rescheduled to take place on November 28, 2020, at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California. The event will begin at about 9 pm ET / 6 pm PST with the undercard fights. The main event between Tyson and Jones will start between 9 pm and 11 pm PT. This fight is a part of the TysonOnTriller.com Battles series.
Triller is a social media entertainment company that will host the event. The start time has not been announced but it will be the main event of the evening. At least 3 other fights are scheduled which will lead up to the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones exhibition match. Fight fans shouldn’t forget that this match is for charity and not considered a real boxing match for the contender’s world ranking or stats.
There will also be undercard fights that will lead up to the main event. Undercard fights will include Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan and Vidal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter. YouTube sensation Jake Paul will also box with NBA player Nate Robinson as a part of this event for charity.
Tyson vs Jones Background
Mike Tyson is arguably the greatest boxer in all of history. His legendary one-punch knockouts helped to catapult him to great success during the early part of his career. He has a total of 58 fights, 50 wins, and 6 losses and he knocked out 44 of his opponents. Two of his fights ended in no contest. Tyson fought exclusively in the heavyweight division.
He is the third boxer in history to keep all the belts from the major boxing sanctioning organizations at the same time. Very few fighters from any weight class have been able to perform this feat. By the way, there are 4 major boxing sanctioning organizations and they include the WBA, IBF, WBC, and the WBO. Tyson is also in the Hall of Fame for boxing and is still considered a formidable foe at the age of 54.
Roy Jones Jr. has at least 20 years of boxing experience. He has a total of 75 fights. He won 66 times and lost 9. Jones knocked out 47 of his opponents. However, fought in different weight classes where he has won multiple world championships. The weight classes that Jones has won include middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight. Jones is the only boxer in history to begin his career as a junior middleweight and then to become a heavyweight champion. Jones is also in the boxing Hall of Fame and was considered one of the best fighters on the planet before his retirement. Both fighters bring a lot to the table in this exhibition match.
Tyson vs Jones Fight Preview
Tyson retired way back in 2005 and has not fought professionally since that time. That is over 15 years ago. Mike Tyson has kept himself in shape, but many boxing analysts agree that he might not be in the best shape to fight in the ring. Also, Tyson is 54 and has not really been training all that much. He might have lost the edge that he held in the past with his one-punch knockout techniques. He also might not have the footwork or the stamina to last against a polished Roy Jones Jr. Don’t forget that Jones is a finesse fighter.
Tyson was more of a brawler who used power to dominate his foes. He didn’t necessarily waste a lot of time trying to look “pretty” in the ring. He would take the fight to his opponents in an attempt to put them down within seconds or moments. In his younger years, that style of fighting worked magic. Now that he is older, it might not be his best approach. Still, Iron Mike’s raw hitting power has never gone away even though it might have been diminished.
Roy Jones Jr. is a polished fighter who relies more on technique. He had a bunch of different tools in his fighting chest to defeat opponents. He could effectively slip punches and bob and weave. He would often lower his hands to deceive his challengers with awkward punches that came out of nowhere. He was a master of taunting his opponents as well. Jones would use a left hook punch to floor many of his opponents.
He used this skill as opposed to using the jab. He was so good at it that he was often called “Captain Hook” during a certain time within his long career. He has outstanding hand speed, a solid right cross, and is the king of combination punches. Roy Jones Jr. was not a destroyer of men like Tyson, but he managed to bring many of his foes down with his multiple boxing talents. Both fighters are going to bring a lot to the ring in the upcoming exhibition match.
How much does Tyson vs Jones cost and where can it be seen on TV?
The fight was originally set to air on September 12, 2020. However, it was pushed back to November 28 to get more revenue. Also, the coronavirus pandemic might have influenced the decision to push the fight back. As of August (2020), it is not clear if there will be fans in attendance for the match. Pay-Per-View (PPV) was originally scheduled to cover the fight for $49.99. Viewers will simply have to turn to the Pay-Per-View channel designated by their cable or satellite provider. The price for this match might change and if there is a problem with the pandemic. Pay-Per-View might not even air the event if it becomes an issue. A network might pick it up instead. Once again, nothing has been permanently decided about who will air the fight.
Keep in mind that boxing events on PPV are often distributed through cable and satellite companies. The average consumer would have to subscribe to one of these platforms to watch a fight. Consumers could also watch the fight through an internet cable subscription on their tablet, smartphone, or laptop. Once again, PPV will probably sponsor the event but it is not clear if they will be sticking to this agreement. We’ll know more about who will be airing the event as we move closer to the date of the fight.
How to Watch without Cable
It will be impossible to watch the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. fight without cable. The only way you could possibly do this is through satellite. YouTube will not stream the fight while it’s happening. All streaming platforms will be closely monitored so no one is illegally transmitting the fight. Fight fans should figure out in advance how to watch the match. This will help them to save time and to be ready to see the event as it airs.
How to Watch this Fight on Youtube TV
Youtube has a cable option that will allow viewers to purchase cable TV through their service. Youtube cable offers a free 7-day trial and then it’s $65 a month for the service. Consumers will have to be on the lookout for these special offers. Viewers will get up to 85 channels and be able to stream cable on computers, laptops, and smartphones. Customers will also get up to 6 cable accounts on different platforms.
How to Watch this Fight on Sling TV
Sling TV is another online cable provider. They provide an orange package that costs $30 for 30 channels and a blue service that costs $30. Sling orange only lets you watch cable on 1 device. Sling blue allows customers to watch cable on 3 devices. Each color has slightly different cable channels. You can also combine both orange and blue services for $45 a month. You will get up to 60 channels by doing this.
How to View this Match on AT&T TV
AT&T TV offers two packages for $59.99, $64.99, and for $74.99. The Channel options for these packages are 65, 90, and 120. Consumers can get thousands of apps and premium channels such as HBO. The packages also include PPV which will allow viewers to watch special fights like Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. Users will also have DVR capabilities for their service. They can also stream to devices as well.
How to View the Fight Live on Hulu + Live TV
Hulu Live TV gives consumers 65 channels for $54.99 a month. This service can be streamed to different platforms and doesn’t require a cable box. 50 hours of cloud DVR storage is available as well and customers can watch shows on two screens at the same time. This service also has PPV which will allow customers to watch Mike Tyson take on Roy Jones Jr. coming up in November.
Other Streaming Platforms for Watching the Fight
Android, iOS, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Firestick and Roku devices can also be used to watch the fight. However, not all streaming devices provide PPV services. Some streaming devices will present fights through other paid options. Each streaming service is different, and customers will have to check with the type they own to figure out how they can stream the fight.
A PPV app is not available since PPV uses cable and satellite companies to bring its fight services to the public. Consumers can also check with their streaming service channel guides to figure out how they can watch the fight. Streaming company representatives should be able to let their customers know what they can do to watch the fight on their platform.
How to Watch in the UK
This fight will not be aired in the U.K. on PPV or on national television. Instead, interested viewers will probably have to watch the fight through Triller social media site. Triller is sponsoring the event and will show it on their platform. British time is 8 hours ahead of us. So, fight fans in the U.K. will have to watch the event starting at 2 a.m. in the morning. The undercard fights will start at about 6 p.m. PST and this will be about 2 a.m. in the U.K. The Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr start at about 10 p.m. PST and this will about 5 a.m. BST. This might sound confusing but fight fans in the U.K. just do not have a lot of options for watching the Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr match live.
How to Watch in Australia?
Australian fight fans will be able to watch the fight on the social media site Triller. Australia also has a service called Main Event. This pay service channel features sporting events and will include the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr fight. The fight will cost $59.99 and Australian fight fans will have to get a cable or satellite service in their area to access the Main Event pay channel. There is a 17-hour difference between Australia and California where the fight is going to take place. Fight fans in Australia should be aware of this time difference if they want to watch the fight live.
How to Watch via a VPN?
You can watch this event through a virtual private network (VPN). This is a private connection that is connected through a computer network. An ExpressVPN is an advanced form of this network connection. An ExpressVPN connection will allow you to stream the fight live. You have to get an ExpressVPN network connection, then connect this service through a server located within the U.S., and then sign up with ESPN+. The ExpressVPN connection works best on Firefox or Google Chrome. The fight can also be watched on Chrome or Firefox.
How to Watch Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr in Canada
You can watch this fight in Canada on November 28. You can use ExpressVPN to connect with DAZN to watch the fight in Canada. PPV is also available in Canada for live fight events and Showtimes also shows fights as well. PPV Canada typically charges $64.99 to show fights in that country. Canada’s time operates within the same time frame as the U.S. The Triller fight event will begin at the same time as it does in the U.S. It will start at about 6 p.m. and run until about 12 p.m. Times might be subject to change before the fight begins.
Prediction and odds for Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr
Ultimately, Vegas believes that Roy Jones Jr. is going to be a slightly better opponent. Tyson came in at a -300 and that Roy Jones Jr. came in at +275. In other words, you will get more money if you bet on Roy Jones Jr. to win this bout. While Roy Jones Jr. is favored to win, there are still many analysts who believe that Tyson will dominate this match.