MIKE TYSON returns to the ring for a huge clash with Roy Jones Jr this weekend – but plenty of effort has gone into the fights due to take place beforehand.
Event organisers have pandered to the general public with the bouts they’ve picked to go ahead on the card.
Mike Tyson hasn’t fought since 2005 when he was knocked out by Kevin McBride[/caption]
As if Tyson and Jones Jr weren’t big enough names, YouTubers and even a former NBA star will feature on the Los Angeles bill.
It’s due to be one hugely entertaining night of action, as two ring legends finally collide.
What Tyson and Jones Jr have said
“Now I’m doing it with a lot more enthusiasm because I’m doing it for someone else,” Tyson explained.
“Nobody has to ever worry about me getting rich, or getting jealous, or saying I’m doing this for money.
“I’m not getting anything. I just feel good doing this because I can.”
Roy Jones hasn’t fought since 2018, having retired late in his career[/caption]
Jones Jr said: “I thought I was done.
“When I got the call from my team saying ‘Mike Tyson wants to fight you’ — that’s bucket-list material.
“Everywhere I go in life, people ask me ‘Hey, did you ever fight Mike Tyson?’ Now I don’t have to say ‘No’ no more.
“I’m so glad to get this opportunity because now I can say, ‘Yes, I did. I sure did.’
“And guess what? Tune in on the 28th, and you’ll see how it goes.”
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)
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What channel is it on and can it be live streamed??
- BT Sport Box Office will be broadcasting the fight in the UK.
- Coverage begins at 8pm ET, which is midnight in UK. The undercard is set to start from 1am GMT.
- You can live stream the fight from the BT Sport Box Office app.
- The social media site Triller will also be airing the PPV fight.