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BT Sport presents the Lockdown Knockdown - Daniel Dubois, Joe Joyce, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr aim to thrill during night of heavyweight fireworks
Over the course of one action-packed evening, we’ll bring you two unmissable heavyweight main events featuring Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce and Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr.
BT Sport is the home of the heavyweights this month as we broadcast some unmissable boxing featuring some of the sport’s most iconic names.
A potential world title shot will move within tantalising range for the victor amid the context of a heavyweight championship scene that looks set for a shake-up in 2021.
Later that night, two legends collide in a fight for the ages as Mike Tyson returns to the ring for the first time since 2005, to fulfil the fantasy match-up we thought we’d missed out on forever, against Roy Jones Jr.
A former four-weight world champion, Jones Jr last fought as recently as 2018 and will be confident he can tame the legend of Tyson when the pair trade leather in an unmissable eight-round exhibition fight exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office HD.
Read on to find out how you can watch both huge heavyweight showdowns during Lockdown Knockdown across the BT Sport network.
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Saturday 28 November, 1am
Fight fans will barely have pause to take breath following the conclusion of Dubois vs Joyce before switching over to BT Sport Box Office HD for this legendary exhibition between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.
It’s been more than 15 years since “Iron Mike” was last in action but the heavyweight hero will don the gloves one more time after signing on to fight Jones Jr in an eight-round skirmish in California.
The 54-year-old is considered one of the greatest fighters of all time and remains the youngest boxer ever to win a heavyweight title having first conquered the division at just 20.
He shared the ring with the best of the best, from Larry Holmes and Frank Bruno to Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis, yet a long-rumoured bout against Jones Jr failed to materialise while both were at the peak of their powers.
Now the two men will make up for lost time and former four-weight world champ Jones Jr believes viewers will be in for a treat as he has promised to bring the ‘crazy’ from the first bell.
“I know he [Tyson] will,” he told Fight Hub TV last month. “That’s who Mike is and why people will watch. We know he’s going to do something crazy. We just don’t know what.
“Will he try to take my head off? Is he going to bite my ear off? We know he’s going to do something crazy. That’s why it’s so fun. You know he’s going to do something crazy, but guess what? I’m going to do something crazy back, so it is what it is.”
Joe Joyce bt Daniel Dubois (R10, TKO)
Joe Joyce upset the odds to stop Daniel Dubois after an absorbing fight in the historic Church Hall in the heart of Westminster.
The 35-year-old called upon all of his experience to produce a mature, tactical performance, weathering all of his opponent's best shots on his way to a vital victory that could set him up for a huge year in 2021.
Dubois had received heavy backing to defeat the Olympic silver medallist, heading into the bout as the warm favourite in typically explosive fashion - but the 23-year-old instead found himself immediately on the back foot from the first bell.
It looked an uncomfortable start to the fight for Dubois as Joyce peppered him with clawing jabs, staying well out of range of the young champion's power shots.
But Dubois slowly grew in confidence and came out all guns blazing in the second only to find a teak-tough operator in the opposite corner capable of shrugging off his heavy artillery.
Momentum swayed from round to round with the only constant being Joyce's pawing accuracy with the jab, reddening and disfiguring Dubois' left eye.
Joyce's accuracy finally paid off in the 10th as he slammed an innoculous-looking jab into Dubois' damaged face, causing the Greenwich youngster to take a knee from which he would not get up.
It was an unexpected end to a brilliant contest in the British capital, one that leaves Joyce finally on the precipice of a monster fight with the big boys on the heavyweight world stage.
Watch Dubois vs Joyce and Tyson vs Jones Jr exclusively across BT Sport and BT Sport Box Office HD on Saturday 28 November.