Fifteen years after the retreat, the former heavyweight champion is set against boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition battle called “Frontline Battle.” The World Boxing Council WBC will support, commemorate and score the fight.
Here’s what you need to know about fighting.
Former undisputed heavyweight champion, 54-year-old Mike Tyson goes against former four-division world champion, 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr.
Tyson, the former heavyweight world champion, is considered one of the most feared boxers of all time. He finished his first year as a professional boxer with a 15-0 balance, and every win came with a knockout.
“Iron Mike” was 20 years old and four months old when he became the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history. He has a career record of 50-6, with 44 relegations out of 50 wins. He last fought in 2005, then lost to Kevin McBride.
Jones Jr. was a world champion with a 66-9 record. Jones Jr. won his last fight against Scott Sigmon in 2018.
Is this a professional match?
The rounds will be 60 seconds shorter than usual – two minutes instead of three – and the fight was sanctioned by the California State Athletics Commission.
The pair will use 12 ounce gloves without any protection.
Since this is an exhibition fight, there are no bets, but the winner will receive a memorial to the fight.
Who will score the event?
The WBC will use a remote evaluation system to judge the performance of Tyson and Jones Jr.
Three champions judge and score in each round, with criteria focused on style, technique, effective punching, effective defense and aggression.
When is the fight?
The four-hour live event will take place on Saturday, November 28, at 9 p.m. at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Where can I see it?
The fight will be the first in a series produced by Legends Only League.