Two legends of boxing will finally meet in the ring on Saturday night when Mike Tyson squares off with Roy Jones Jr. from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Both men, now in their 50s, are expected to participate in "hard sparring" according to the athletic commission that approved the bout, but both Tyson and Jones have made it clear they will be going for the knockout.
While it's tough to predict exactly how an exhibition match will play out, some sportsbooks are offering odds on Tyson vs. Jones with "Iron Mike" more than a 2-1 favorite over Jones. The payouts could be interesting as the California State Athletic Commission has said they will not announce a winner in the arena on Saturday night, but the WBC plans to via it's remote "celebrity judges" who will not be scoring round by round.
In addition to Tyson vs. Jones, fans will be treated to another crossover bout when YouTube star Jake Paul takes on former NBA player and three-time Slam Dunk Contest champion Nate Robinson in the co-main event. The two, with just one professional bout between them, will compete at cruiserweight where Paul will hold a four-inch height advantage.
So how can you watch all the action on Saturday night from the Staples Center? Check out all the information below.
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- Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. -- WBC Frontline Championship (8 rounds)
- Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson -- cruiserweights (6 rounds)
- Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan -- light heavyweights (8 rounds)
- Jamaine Ortiz vs. Sulaiman Segawa -- lightweights (8 rounds)
- Irvin Gonzalez Jr. vs. Edward Vasquez -- featherweights
- Juiseppe Cusumano vs. Nick Jones -- heavyweights
- Date: Nov. 28 | Start time: 9 p.m. ET (main card)
- Location: Staples Center -- Los Angeles
- TV: Traditional PPV providers | Live stream: TysonOnTriller.com or FITE TV | Price: $49.99