First of all, the whole fight world and boxing lovers are pumped up, as they are about to see Iron Mike Tyson return to the ring and when it's against a phenom like Roy Jones Jr., people are super psyched but is it safe?
In your 50's the process is painful and if you are training for high-level bouts, it's actually dangerous. Mike Tyson's long-anticipated return to the ring was previously doubted but is now penned and ready to be served. On Sept. 12 at the Dignity Health Sports Arena in Los Angeles, Roy Jones Jr. and Iron Mike are going to showcase their skills and show the world if they still have it in them.
Both the fighters are in their 50s and have left the glory days behind them, the enthusiasm and excitement in fans might make the event which is categorized as the exhibition bout sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission and all celebrities hyping it would possibly make it the fight of the year.
The fight is set for 12th September 2020, and the fighters will possibly wear heavier gloves, we expect it to be a 12-ounce globe. We expect them to go at eachother but not with a killer instinct.
But, The TMZ video tells a different story:
The card isn't announced yet but the fight is set to air on Triller at $49.99 per view. Triller has also announced that it will release a 10 part docu-series leading to the fight as well. The rights were released for over $50 million as per CNBC.
The one announced undercard fight features controversial YouTube star Jake Paul taking on retired NBA star and three-time Slam Dunk Champion Nate Robinson. Likewise, we are hearing rumors that WBC super-middleweight champion Badou Jack will be joining the card as well. So far we have heard Eminem will also do the mid-time musical show.
Mike Vs Roy Jones Jr. Odds So far
As Roy Jones is a volume striker and Mike is an impact striker, despite his last defeats, people are expecting Mike to win the fight via knockout in early rounds but if Jones can hit and move, it can be a long night for Tyson. Stylistically, it's a chess game where both fighters will be tested at every level. However, so far Mike is seen as a betting favorite among gamblers.
As a more youthful and athletic fighter, Roy Jones Jr. as per Playerswiki looks more justified, and it's not like he hasn't taken shots on his chin! He can take shots, but the question is can he take an "Iron Punch". We don't suggest or promote betting, but so far we expect the odds to be around 1: 1.3 where Roy can be a slight underdog.