The meeting of men in their 50s is about to commence on Saturday night in l. a. Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. will lace ’em up once more once they settle within the main event of a PPV card from the Staples Center. Though the fight has been deemed an exhibition by the state commission, Tyson, Jones, and therefore the promoters of the bout have said both are getting into with the intentions of brawling.
While most U.S. sportsbooks won’t offer wagering opportunities on the fight, fans curious about the action still want to understand how the fight will play out. So our experts took an attempt at guessing what is going to happen when the pair of legends meet within the center of the ring on Saturday night below.
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)
Viddal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter — cruiserweights (6 rounds)
Date: Nov. 28 | Start time: 9 p.m. ET (main card)
Location: Staples Center — Los Angeles
Jones vs. Tyson predictions
Roy Jones Jr: Predicting a fight like this is often an exercise in guesswork. What does 54-year-old Tyson have at this point? Jones has the sting of being “fresher” off his pro career, but his chin is long gone in having the ability to require clean power shots from hard punchers, and Tyson remains an influence puncher if nothing else. But nobody seems to completely understand the principles of the fight. The commission said it had spread strongly and would stop anything outside of it, but the promoters and fighters say it’s 100% a real fight. If they can not attempt to hurt one another, because the commission has said, that might make it a reasonably easy fight for Jones as he can use his speed and just pop off easy jabs And let the adjustments and its speed continue to fight. If they will let their punches fly at full speed and Jones plays around on the ropes like he features a tendency to try to, maybe Tyson catches him clean and finishes it off. There are way too many unknowns here to form any kind of meaningful prediction, but the sting would appear to roll in the hay Jones heading into Saturday.
Tyson: Tyson will probably have one-punch knockout power until his death, which makes the “Iron Mike” a really dangerous challenge for anyone in the opening round. But Jones, who should enjoy a legitimate speed advantage, is extremely much the fresher fighter of the 2 having stayed active as knowledgeable through 2018 after closing his career on a 12-1 run. Jones has also been operating at cruiserweight in recent years, which suggests the dimensions disadvantage against an already small heavyweight in Tyson won’t be the maximum amount of a priority. Provided Jones can survive the first storm, expect him to select Tyson apart with relative ease because the fight rolls on.