The boxing world gets the spotlight this coming Saturday, November 28th with arguably the most high profile exhibition bout in the sport’s history. Mike Tyson and Roy Jones, Jr. will face off in an eight round fight at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.
Tyson-Jones tops a seven fight card that will air on PPV through cable providers and also via live online stream at Triller and Fite.TV. The card gets going at 9 p.m. ET and will feature three fights on the undercard and four fights on the main card.
The Tyson vs. Jones fight is an exhibition bout. It is sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission, but the commissioners have repeatedly stated this is to be an exhibition and not something where the fighters are going for the knockout. Both fighters have indicated they might approach it differently, so we’ll have to wait and see what Saturday brings.
The Tyson-Jones fight will technically be for a title belt the WBC recently created called the Frontline Belt. While that’s just another made-up title, all three fights on the undercard will feature slightly more recognized vacant championship belts. The United States National Boxing Council, an affiliate of the WBC will have the silver lightweight, featherweight, and heavyweight titles all up for grabs on Saturday.
Here’s your full card, although it is subject to change.
Mike Tyson (50-6) vs. Roy Jones Jr. (66-9)
Jake Paul (1-0) vs. Nate Robinson (0-0)
Badou Jack (22-3-3) vs. Blake McKernan (13-0)
Viddal Riley (4-0) vs. Rashad Coulter (1-0)
Jamaine Ortiz (13-0) vs. Nahir Albright (8-1) — for vacant WBC USNBC Silver Lightweight title
Irvin Gonzalez Jr. (14-2) vs. Edward Vasquez (8-0) — for vacant WBC USNB Featherweight title
Juiseppe Cusumano (18-3) vs. Nick Jones (9-3) — for vacant WBC USNBC Heavyweight title