Mike Tyson is set to come out of retirement — sort of — to take on another boxing legend in Roy Jones Jr.
The two former world champions, aged 54 and 51, respectively, will face each other in an exhibition heavyweight bout on Saturday. It will be Jones Jr.’s first fight since Feb. 8, 2018: a unanimous-decision victory over Scott Sigmon to advance his all-time record to 66-9 (47 KOs). Tyson, obviously, has been out of the sport for much longer. His last fight came on June 11, 2005 — a corner stoppage loss against Kevin McBride to drop his record to 50-6 (44 KOs).
Yet despite their age and absence from the sport, the exhibition promises the allure of two all-time greats going at it for, presumably, the final time in their respective careers. Jones Jr., the four-division world champion, taking on one of the most vicious and dominant fighters to ever terrorize the heavyweight ranks. There’s a reason Tyson was once touted as “The Baddest Man on the Planet,” after all.
With that, here’s a guide to everything you need to know about Tyson vs. Jones Jr., including channels, pay-per-view prices and fight times:
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What channel is Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. on tonight?
- TV channel: FITE.tv
- Live stream (PPV): TysonOnTriller.com
Viewers can watch Tyson vs. Jones Jr. — the rights to which belong to FITE — on FITE.tv and its streaming apps. They can also watch onTysonOnTriller.com.
How much is Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. pay-per-view?
Tyson vs. Jones costs $49.99 on pay-per-view. Viewers can order the fight at FITE.tv as well as at TysonOnTriller.com. The fight can also be ordered via major cable operators.
What time does the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. fight start?
- Start time: 8 p.m. ET
- Main card: 9 p.m. ET
- Main event: 11 p.m. ET
Broadcast coverage of the Tyson-Jones Jr. fight begins at 8 p.m., with the main pay-per-view card starting at 9 p.m. The four-hour event will conclude with the main event between Tyson and Jones Jr., who are expected to make their ring walks at roughly 11 p.m. ET.
Tyson vs. Jones Jr. fight card
- Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. (eight-round heavyweight exhibition)
- Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson (six rounds at cruiserweight)
- Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan (eight rounds at light heavyweight)
- Viddal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter (six rounds at cruiserweight)
- Jamaine Ortiz vs. Nahir Albright (eight rounds at lightweight)
- Irvin Gonzalez vs. Edward Vasquez (eight rounds at featherweight)
- Juiseppe Cusumano vs. Nick Jones (eight rounds at heavyweight)