Mike Tyson makes his return to the ring after a 14-year absence when he faces Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition bout in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Dubbed “Frontline Battle,” the fight will be valid for the newly-formed WBC Frontline Battle Belt and also marks the inaugural event of a series produced by Legends Only League.
Tyson (50-6, 44 KOs) turned 54 at the end of June and hasn’t fought professionally since retiring in the sixth round of his 10-round bout against Kevin McBride in 2005.
A former world champion in four weight classes, Jones Jr. (66-9, 47 KOs) is three years younger than his opponent and last fought in 2018.
Here’s all you need to know ahead of Saturday.
Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. date, time and venue
The bout between Tyson and Jones Jr. is scheduled for Saturday, November 27. The undercard gets underway at 8 p.m. ET, with the main card set to start at 9 p.m. ET.
Tyson and Jones Jr are expected to make their ring walks between 11 p.m. ET and midnight.
The fight takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Neither Tyson nor Jones has previously fought at the arena, which is the home of the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Kings.
Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. TV coverage, live stream
The bout will be available via FITE.tv and its streaming apps in the U.S. and Canada, as well as online via TysonOnTriller.com.
The event can be ordered at FITE.TV, TysonOnTriller.com as well as via major cable and satellite TV providers at a cost of $49.99.
Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. odds
DraftKings has Tyson as a 1-2 favorite, while Jones Jr. is at 37-20 and the draw is at 8-1.
Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. rules
The fight between Tyson and Jones Jr. is an exhibition bout, which means it will stretch over eight rounds of two minutes each, as opposed to the traditional 12, three-minute rounds.
Both boxers will wear 12-ounce gloves and neither will be required to wear headgear, despite the non-professional nature of the bout.
Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. fight card
The preliminary card features three bouts, with three fights on the main card before Tyson and Jones Jr. step into the ring.
- Jamaine Ortiz vs. Nahir Albright—Lightweight
- Irvin Gonzalez vs. Edward Vasquez—Featherweight
- Juiseppe Cusumano vs. Nick Jones—Heavyweight
- Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.—Heavyweight exhibition
- Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson—Cruiserweight
- Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan—Light Heavyweight
- Viddal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter—Cruiserweight