Just in case you were wondering, the exhibition boxing match between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. is still on and set to go down on Nov. 28, 2020. To spice things up, the World Boxing Council (WBC) has created a title just for the bout dubbed, “Frontline Battle Belt.”
Because what’s another strap in a sea of belts in the sport of boxing, right Floyd?
The two boxing legends were set to throw down last month, but the “fight” was ultimately delayed in an effort to buy some time for fans to be allowed inside Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.; however, Jones has a few theories of his own as to why the bout didn’t go down on the original date.
Tyson, 54, hasn’t competed in nearly 15 years and ended his professional career with two straight defeats. He did get himself in fighting shape recently though, and still looks as dangerous as ever. As for Jones, 51, he last competed in 2018 and is on a four-fight win streak.
All that being said, they won’t be throwing haymakers at each other per California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) Executive Director, Andy Foster, who was quoted as saying that it will just be two legends “moving around the ring” for the fans.
Per a release from WBC, the scoring will be available to the public after each round.
“WBC’s remote scoring system will be used to evaluate Tyson and Jones Jr.’s performance. Three champions will serve as the judges,” read the statement via ESPN. “Each round will be scored and announced to the public. California State Athletic Commission will oversee, regulate, and sanction.”
No word yet if it will still cost $49.99 on pay-per-view.