The day some of you have been waiting for is finally here. ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson returns to the boxing ring after 15 years away from the sport. Tonight, the 54 year-old takes on Roy Jones Jr., who is 3 years his junior.
In their primes Tyson and Jones were, of course, two of the greatest boxers of their generation. But now, with a combined age over 100, who knows what we will see inside the squared circle.
The bout is an exhibition fight. The California State Athletic Commission has said that no winner for the fight will be announced, that both fighters were prohibited for going for knockouts and that both men will be awarded with a ceremonial belt after the contest.
Triller, which is broadcasting the fight, has denied some of those claims, saying knockouts were on the table and that WBC judges will score the fight for a winner.
Who knows what will actually happen. Guess we will have to watch and find out.
The co-main event sees YouTuber Jake Paul, who is following in the footsteps of his more popular brother Logan Paul, take on Nate Robinson a former NBA player and three time slam dunk champion. Paul has tried his hand at boxing previously, beating a fellow YouTuber in a pro fight back in January. This will be Robinson’s first fight.
Also on the card former WBC super-middleweight and WBA light-heavyweight champ Badou Jack, 37, comes out of retirement to face Blake McKernan, 33.
Check out all the ways you can watch the action below:
- Don’t be silly, this one takes place inside an empty Staples Center in LA.
- Triller and FITE.TV have you covered for this one. The action begins at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT. The event is available on their sites and can be purchased here.
- The pay-per-view can be purchased from the following TV providers in US: Xfinity, Spectrum, COX, Verizon, DirectTV and Dish.
- Canadian TV viewers can order the PPV through Rogers, Shaw, Bell SaskTel and Videotron.
- Australian viewers can order the event through MAINEVENT.
- Viewers in the UK can order the event through BT Sport Box Office.
- For more international options, check here.
- Using the FITE app you can purchase the event for your television using apps available via Apple TV, Android TV, Roku and Amazon Fire.
- You can also purchase the event on Sony PlayStation, through the Event Store.
- The event can also be purchased with Vizio SmartCast.
- You can watch the event on your the FITE app on your Apple and Android devices.
- Stay home.