Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. highly-anticipated boxing match on Nov. 28 will have a belt on the line when they fight.
Tyson has been hinting at a return to the sport for quite some time and earlier this year he announced he would be coming back. It was then revealed he would be fighting Roy Jones Jr., and the combat sports world immediately got excited. Now, to add more excitement and intrigue to the fight, it has been revealed the bout will have a belt on the line that was created just for them.
According to a press release, both fighters are also voluntarily participating in the clean boxing program with anti-doping testing through the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA). In the same release, they also revealed the scoring system that will be used for the bout.
“WBC’s remote scoring system will be used to evaluate Tyson and Jones Jr.’s performance. Three champions will serve as the judges. Each round will be scored and announced to the public. California State Athletic Commission will oversee, regulate, and sanction.”
Mike Tyson has not competed since June of 2005 and ended his career on a two-fight losing skid. During his career, he held the WBA, WBC, IBF, and The Ring heavyweight titles.
Roy Jones Jr., meanwhile, has been more active as he last fought in February of 2018 and is actually on a four-fight winning streak. In his legendary career, he was the undisputed light heavyweight champion, and even was the IBF super middleweight and middleweight champion.
It is a fight many fans are looking forward to with the winner being able to add another belt to their collection.
Who do you think will win, Mike Tyson or Roy Jones Jr.?