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Sport Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.: Rules confirmed ahead of exhibition fight

03:50  25 november  2020
03:50  25 november  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

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At 54, Mike Tyson will step back into the ring for the first time in over a decade as he faces off with Roy Jones Jr ., who was a multi-weight class champion and regarded as one of the pound-for-pound best According to Foster, the rules surrounding an exhibition are much different than a sanctioned fight .

Mike Tyson vs . Roy Jones Jr . is an upcoming exhibition boxing match contested between former undisputed heavyweight world champion, Mike Tyson , and former four-division world champion

Fans wanting to see Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. trade heavy shots in their upcoming 'fight' may be disappointed to hear what the boss of the sanctioning body has to say.

California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) executive director Andy Foster is keen to manage expectations ahead of this weekend, reminding fans: "It’s about entertainment. It’s not about competition.”

An exhibition titled "Frontline Battle," the fight is the first event of a series produced by Mike Tyson's Legends Only League and will be for the newly created WBC Frontline Battle Heavyweight Belt.

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When does the Mike Tyson vs . Roy Jones Jr . fight start? Date: Saturday, Nov. 28. Location: Staples Center | Los Angeles. The fight will be an eight round exhibition , with each round lasting just two minutes. Neither fighter will be tested for marijuana ahead of time either — which is good for Tyson

MIKE TYSON will fight Roy Jones Jr in eight two-minute rounds after the WBC stepped in over SAFETY concerns. But Jones Jr believes changing it from six three-minte rounds actually make it MORE dangerous for him against the self-titled Baddest Man On The Planet.

Tyson vs. Jones rules

  • The fight is at heavyweight - no weight limit
  • Eight x two-minute rounds
  • Tyson and Jones won't be required to wear headgear
  • The fighters will wear 12 oz. gloves
  • The fight will be stopped if either man suffers a bad cut

CSAC have already stated their referee won't let things escalate beyond exhibition intensity.

"In this match, the referee will have the authority to stop the fight if it strays outside the boundaries of a competitive boxing exhibition," CSAC said in a statement.

Though, with 91 professional knockouts between them, there's always the possibility that one punch ends the fight.

Foster, speaking to MMA Fighting, further clarified some of the conditions ahead of the pair's returns to the ring.

Despite a WBC belt being on the line, Foster said there would be no CSAC judges scoring the bout and no winner would be declared.

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When does the Mike Tyson vs . Roy Jones Jr . fight start? Date : Saturday, Nov. There are a few special rules for the exhibition fight , which makes sense given that Tyson is 54 years old Neither fighter will be tested for marijuana ahead of time either — which is good for Tyson , since he owns

UFC boss Dana White has spoken about the upcoming Tyson versus Jones Jr contest. The two ring icons are set to meet in Los Angeles this coming Saturday in a high-stakes exhibition match which will White, who was only made aware of the rules of the fight when speaking with the press, was

“There’s no winner going to be announced,” Foster said.

“I do think that’s very important to get out there. The unofficial scores are for entertainment only and that’s done by the WBC remotely.

“Not by the commission because the commission didn’t credential those judges because of COVID. It’s for entertainment purposes only. There’s no official winner at the end of this.”

Instead, a trio of former champions - Christy Martin, Vinny Pazienza and Chad Dawson - will remotely score the bout for the WBC in order to present the 'winner' with the Frontline Battle Belt.

“The WBC is going to have some guest celebrity judges remotely, not official, not 10-9 [scores], nothing like that. No cumulative score. No winner announced," Foster added.

When is Tyson vs. Jones?

Originally planned for September , the coronavirus situation in the States saw the fight postponed until November 28. That will be Sunday, November 29 in Australia.

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Mike Tyson has told champions Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua that they should hold exhibition Mike Tyson (left) has spoken about Tyson Fury (right) and Anthony Joshua ahead of his fight with A post shared by Mike Tyson (@ miketyson ). Mike Tyson vs . Roy Jones Jr . is a week from today.—

SOME of the rules for Mike Tyson ’s comeback fight with Roy Jones Jr have been revealed. The veteran former world champions are coming out of “They’ll be lacing up 12-ounce gloves and there won’t be any judges present at the fight to score the action. “So, technically there won’t be a winner

The four-hour event begins at 3pm AEDT with the main card scheduled to start at 4pm AEDT. Tyson and Jones are expected to make their ring walks about 6pm our time, depending on how long the other fights last.

How to watch Tyson vs. Jones?

Main Event is where you're going to have to head to tune into the bout.

Their coverage starts at 1pm AEDT and will set you back $59.95.

Order the fight here.

Viewers without Foxtel can watch the fight on Kayo.

The PPV purchase allows access to Kayo until 3rd December at 11:59:59PM AEDT. If you don't have a separate monthly Kayo subscription, your access to Kayo will end at that point. Click here to order the fight on Kayo .

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