MIKE TYSON and Roy Jones Jr already have bundles of belts in their collections – but they’ll get another crack at one more on Sunday morning.
Despite the lack of clarity on the rules of the fight – it’s clear to see how highly the WBC value both Tyson and Jones Jr.
Mike Tyson won his first WBC world title in 1986 vs Trevor Berbick[/caption]
Even though the bout is just an eight-round exhibition, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman thought it be best to crown the winner with a belt.
The announcement naturally drew criticism from fans, who are already up in arms over the amount of title belts in boxing.
What is the WBC Frontline Belt Tyson and Jones Jr are fighting for?
The WBC announced last month that they would be sanctioning the fight and creating the ‘Frontline Belt’ for Tyson and Jones Jr to battle for.
“WBC’s remote scoring system will be used to evaluate Tyson and Jones Jr.’s performance. Three champions will serve as the judges,@ a statement read.
“Each round will be scored and announced to the public. California State Athletic Commission will oversee, regulate, and sanction.”
Tyson and Jones Jr have previously won numerous WBC belts, most famously ‘Iron Mike’, who became the youngest heavyweight champ in history in 1986 when he beat Trevor Berbick in the second round.
Tyson vs Jones Jr FULL CARD
- Tyson vs Jones Jr (8 x 2min rounds, heavyweight)
- Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson (6 x 3min, cruiserweight)
- Badou Jack vs Blake McKernan (8 x 3min, light-heavy)
- Hasim Rahman Jr vs Rashad Coulter (8 x 3min, cruiserweight)
- Jamaine Ortiz vs. Nahir Albright, (8 x 3min, lightweight)
- Irvin Gonzalez vs. Edward Vasquez (8 x 3min, featherweight)
- Juiseppe Cusumano vs. Nick Jones (8 x 3min, heavyweight)
Roy Jones Jr was a four-weight world champion [/caption]
What channel is Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr?
- Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr will be shown live on BT Sport Box Office.
- The event will cost UK boxing fans £19.95.
- The event can be live streamed from the BT Sport Box Office app, which you can download onto your mobile or tablet device.
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