Battle of the behemoths! Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. return to the ring for an epic showdown. Read on for the bout timing, venue, UK streaming info, and more!
Legendary boxers, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. gear up for the exhibition match of ages.
The boxing world is set abuzz as two of the greatest names in the history of the sport are coming out of their retirement for one more fight. Mike Tyson, the saddest man on Earth and Roy Jones Jr., aka. Captain Hook, are putting their punching gloves back on for an exhibition match on Saturday, 12th September. Even if it’s going to be an exhibition match, it is clear that neither of the two legends, both older than half a century, is taking things lightly.
Tyson, 54, has worked to lose a staggering six stones to get back in shape for the bout and Jones Jr., 51, has been inactive training since his last professional match two years ago. As two of the most iconic figures of all time return to the ring in such a time of global crisis, the excitement is palpable amidst fans and enthusiasts alike. Everyone is waiting with bated breath to witness these historic fighters set the ring on fire once again.
Even if it is not going to be a professional competitive fight, the hype is not any less for that fact. In fact, not even any professional fights in recent memory have managed to generate this much anticipation amongst the mass! Surely, this battle is going to be a spectacle to go down in history!
Anthony Joshua has been quoted as saying,
“I think it’s for a passion from them both, it’s what they’ve known,”
“Tyson has been fighting since he was like 13 years old, Roy Jones, his dad pushed him to become great.”
When and where are the legends duking it out?
- The event is going to take place on Saturday, the 12th of September at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, where eager fans are expected to flock to catch a glimpse of their heroes in action.
- The undercard fight goes to Youtube sensation Jake Paul and NBA hero Nate Robinson. The main match will go on for eight rounds.
- The undercard match starts at 6 PM local time, which is 2 AM BST. The main bout will follow, taking place between 4 AM and 5 AM BST.
Where can the match be live-streamed?
Viewers can watch Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. boxing live through any VPN channel, the official channel is yet to be confirmed. The match will be aired on the social media site Triller. Revenue will be collected on a pay-per-view basis but no official price has been declared as of yet. It is set to be a gala event with Snoop Dogg, Lil’ Wayne, and Pitbull set to perform.
Is the match going to be televised?
Unfortunately, for British fans, the fight is probably not going to be aired on TV in the UK. However, they can instead catch up with it through live streaming on social media.