Mike Tyson v Roy Jones Jr: When is the fight, what time will it start and how can I watch?

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Former boxer Mike Tyson attends the super welterweight boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor  - Getty Images
Former boxer Mike Tyson attends the super welterweight boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor - Getty Images

What is it?

Boxing legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr face off in an exhibition match in Los Angeles. The fighters are 54 and 51 years of age respectively and have come out of retirement. 

When is it? 

The big event is on Saturday, November 28. It was originally scheduled for September 12 but was postponed.

What time will it start? 

The undercard is expected to start at 9pm local time which is 1am GMT and the main event will follow between 4am and 5am GMT. A late night or an early start? You decide. 

How can I watch the fight? 

BT Sport Box Office have exclusive live coverage in the UK but it will cost you £19.95 to watch and coverage begins at midnight on Saturday. Alternatively, you can bookmark this

What is the full card?

Main card

Tyson vs Jones Jr (8 x 2 minute rounds, heavyweight)
Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson (6 x 3 minute rounds, cruiserweight)
Badou Jack vs Blake McKernan (8 x 3 minute rounds, light-heavy)
Hasim Rahman Jr vs Rashad Coulter (8 x 3 minute rounds, cruiserweight)

Preliminaries 

Jamaine Ortiz vs. Nahir Albright, (8 x 3 minutes, lightweight)
Irvin Gonzalez vs. Edward Vasquez (8 x 3 minutes, featherweight)
Juiseppe Cusumano vs. Nick Jones (8 x 3 minutes, heavyweight)

What are the rules? 

There has been some confusion about the rules for this exhibition event. The California State Athletic Commission confirmed that should the contest be close, there will be no official winner and no official scoring from judges. Both fighters will be awarded a belt by the WBC after the contest. 

It was thought there would be no knockouts, although that is now in doubt too. 

Ryan Kavanaugh, co-owner of entertainment platform Triller who are hosting the fight, continued: "There could be a knockout and there will be one winner. Anyone who says there is going to be no judging or no winner either does not understand the rules or has their own agenda. Unquestionably. 100%.

"The only difference in this fight is the gloves are 12 ounces, there are eight rounds and the rounds are two minutes rather than three. That is it."

What are the odds?

Given the confusion around scoring, it is not a surprise that only one online bookmaker has priced up the fight. They make Tyson the 4/9 favourite.