The world of pro-boxing is going to witness an epic clash of the legends as Iron Mike is set for a comeback for an exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr. The former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will step into the ring to settle the score against Roy Jones Jr. and it is going to shudder the entire boxing cum sports world with an apprehension of what is going to happen when these two behemoths collide against one another.
|Boxing||Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones|
|Date||12th September 2020|
|Venue||Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California|
|Time||8 PM ET|
|Live Stream||Watch Here|
The shots have been fired:
So it’s time to set ready for Tyson vs Jones fight on 12th September 2020. Mike Tyson is the undisputed bad boy of sports. Known for his on and off-the-ring theatrics and ferociousness, Mike Tyson has made quite a name and fame for himself. Or should we say The Iron Mike Tyson has been infamous for his savage wickedness and his life’s moments that have practically made him a favorite of the media, news channels, and paparazzis.
Whether it be playing himself in The Hangover, notoriously biting off an opponent and greatest rival Evander Holyfield’s ear, having his own reality show on Animal Planet or losing his daughter in a tragic accident; his career might have ended in 2005 but the spotlight refuses to shy away from him.
The death-defying and exhilarating journey of a life that is always so close to scandals and injury is revving up again as The Iron prepares to pit himself against one of the legendary pugilists of recent times Roy Jones Jr. This has caused the sports fans to be nothing less than pumped as both the strikingly valiant combat pros are stepping out of retirement and donning their boxing gloves to clash against each other in, what is being said, as one of the greatest-ever bouts in combat sports history.
The Iron- Mike Tyson, who is now 54, hasn’t had a professional bout since 2005 when he retired from the world of pro-boxing. He has announced that he will step up in the ring for one final time in an exhibition bout lasting 8 rounds against the legendary American boxer Roy Jones Jr who is 51 himself and hasn’t had a taste of pro-boxing since 2018. Though Mike Tyson has made it clear that a vast majority of the proceedings that he will earn from this bout will go to charities, legends like George Foreman feel that both the superstars are unnecessarily stepping out of their retirement as this fight has the potential to hurt them badly.
The bizarre rules of the fight:
As the iconic boxers level up against one another, boxing fans have been quite intrigued why Tyson chose Roy Jones Jr. as his opponent. Maybe because the ring-baddie, who suffered back to back losses leading to his retirement in 2005, is set to redeem his reputation against an opponent who ended his career in 2018 with a four-match winning streak. Or simply because Iron Mike loves playing with fire. Either way, the rules that these boxers have to abide by are bizarre and have flabbergasted the entire sporting community.
September 12 is the date when this epic showdown will occur at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. But the rules dictate that Tyson and Jones Jr. won’t be using any headgear for the fight and will be lacing up 12-ounce gloves. No judge will be present to score their fight and so it comes down to the fact that this fight will witness a winner through a knockout (KO) or a technical knockout (TKO).
The CSAC Executive Director Andy Foster also declared that if one of the fighters was deemed unfit to continue, the match could come to an end. However, sports fans might be upset because the rules of the fight also state that the match might end prematurely if either one of the fighters sustains a cut. Therefore, with the chances of ending prematurely, the bout has a prospect of selling billions of pay-per-views and is highly lucrative for the pro-boxing community as well.
Why isn’t this bout going to be something regular?
Iron Mike has been contemplating the launch of his new venture. Touted the “Legends only League”, this sports venture will see to it that professional sports stars and athletes in their individual sports compete against one another under this unified banner. According to sports pundits, this league has tremendous potential to create some of the best moments in sporting history and create a few of the choicest showdowns, epic competitions, live events broadcasting, and a flurry of products marketed all around the globe.
The showdown between Tyson and Jones Jr. is going to kickstart that league of such a magnitude with about that is befitting its nature. The California State Athletic Commission is going to license Tyson and Jones Jr. for this match and has clearly stated that this boxing match is going to be unlike any other. Though the history of exhibition bouts and pre-season boxing matches has been quite gory, CSAC Executive Director Andy Foster claims that this will not be one of them as he guarantees that the fighters will not engage with each other in a view to bite each other’s head off.
The revised rules of this particular bout include the authority of the referee to call off the match if the entire fight or any of the fighters stray beyond the boundaries of the competitive boxing exhibition. Both the boxers have to submit the reports of medical tests authenticated by the CSAC for boxers over the age of 40.
Though practice clips show Tyson to be in magnificent shape and it is widely known that Jones Jr. has been training with Chris Eubank Jr. since his last professional fight, emergency medical guidelines have been established and these two need to comply with those. The CSAC has proclaimed that adhering to these emergency medical guidelines will help this contact sport to decelerate the transmission of COVID-19 and hence both the fighters need to present their medical documents which are in agreement with these norms.
The undercard match that leads to the main bout will commence at 2 am BST, whereas the exhibition bout is set to take the stage between 4 am and 5 am BST. Though it will not be televised on any television channel in the UK, social media broadcasting will be up for grabs.
Like most of the other popular applications, the Triller app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store and is compatible with every mobile device. Though it is still unclear how the Triller app will be live-streaming the exhibition match and whether it can be viewed on a television or cast on it through the app, it is already known that the entire sporting community is raring to witness this spectacle of a live event where two towering combatants collide in the ultimate battle of the millennium.
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Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Live Stream Channels
When the epic clash was announced, it made headlines all over the world as sporting communities started anticipating vehemently about the match. Since the times of the pandemic has limited the world of sports and set a stringent boundary between the sports stars and the spectators, it was understood that people would have to enjoy the thrills that this bout has to offer from a safe distance.
The eight-round pay-per-view showdown is going to be broadcast on the conventional pay-per-view channels. But in addition to these, the battle of the legends can be live-streamed on the Triller app.
What is Triller? How can you download it?
The Triller app is one of the mobile-based applications which is very similar to TikTok, going by its feature where people can record and upload short music-based videos of themselves online. Triller has several big-name partnerships, in the form of Sony Music, Spotify, Universal Music, and Snapchat.
With the congregation of such global application giants around Triller, it has the potential of becoming one of the best live-streaming services in recent times. The backing by these universally acclaimed applications also goes on to showcase that Triller is bound to succeed in the broadcasting services of this immensely anticipated and fabled exhibition bout.
Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr match will be telecast on the Triller on the basis of pay per view. According to reports the cost of the event will be $49.99. The event is going to be an all-star night with several music biggies performing. Some of the artists expected to perform at the event are Lil’ Wayne, Snoop Dogg along with Pitbull, and the weekend performing.
The boxing match will not be streamed on TV other than that you will have other streaming channels such as Fox Sports, American fans can tune in to live streaming channels like Fubo TV, Sling TV, Youtube TV, and others.
Other exciting prospects:
Though the bout is being broadcasted on other traditional pay-per-view channels, Thriller holds the exclusive rights of live streaming it. Along with the eight-round pay-per-view mega event, Triller is also going to present a 10-part documentary and stream it through the application. The documentary is going to portray the run-up to the clash and every detail surrounding this highly-anticipated event.
Watch Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr live stream online cord-cutters way
If you are a person who likes to watch their sporting events in a cord-cutters way. Then there are many good options for you to choose from. We are enlisting the best ones for you below.
- Sling TV: There is a high probability that subscribers of SlingTV might be able to watch the Livestream of the game on this service. However, till now no official confirmation or news about it has been received.
- KODI: One thing we know for sure that KODI users might be able to catch the Livestream of the match using the device. All they have to do is look for extensions that can be used to point the device towards triller. One thing it would not be free as this game is strictly PPV.
- Youtube: There is a very high chance that you could catch the match live on youtube. Although not a proper way to move ahead youtube is still the king of video streaming and someone will surely put the matchup for the watch there.
Watch Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr live streaming online using Reddit
If you are a person who loves free stuff, then Reddit is your treasure chest for the same. There is no sporting event in the world for which you would not find free Livestream links on Reddit. All you need is good networking on this platform. Create an account and join the right subreddits. Which in this case would be the one related to Mike Tyson. Once done you would soon find good quality links to watch the game in Livestream format.