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 a week of unmissable boxing featuring some of the sport’s most iconic names.
Daniel Dubois’ long-awaited showdown against Joe Joyce begins the fiesta of fists on Saturday 28 November with much more than just the British, Commonwealth and European heavyweight belts on the line.
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 the Lockdown Knockdown across the BT Sport network.
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Saturday 28 November, 7.30pm
You’ll be hard-pressed to find another main event as worthy of your attention as this must-see showdown between two of Britain’s next crop of heavyweight contenders – and it’s not on pay-per-view!
BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch Daniel Dubois versus Joe Joyce as part of their regular package after both fighters campaigned to make the bout happen as soon as possible following two prior Covid-enforced cancellations.
Rising star Dubois is the man tipped by many as Britain’s next heavyweight champion in waiting.
The Greenwich-born boxer, who only recently turned 23, comes from a fighting family; his younger sister Caroline, a 40-fight undefeated amateur world champion, was crowned BBC’s Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2019 and has ambitions of following her older brother into the professional ranks in the near future.
By that point, it would not be unthinkable to suggest Daniel could be a world champion having made a blazing ascent through the WBO’s rankings since making his debut in 2017.
Reaching the pinnacle of the division before his 24th birthday next September would place Dubois in elite company alongside names like Mike Tyson, Floyd Patterson, Joe Louis and George Foreman.
He currently sits second, behind mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk, in the WBO rankings and will only bolster his world title credentials with victory over Joyce on November 28 – but that will certainly be more easily said than done.
A 35-year-old veteran of the fight game, “The Juggernaut” Joe Joyce remains a relative novice as a professional having only turned over in 2017.
Joyce enjoyed an extensive amateur career, winning medals at every level of competition including silver at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games that many feel should have been gold were it not for some controversial scorecards.
The London-born slugger is often critiqued for his cumbersome ringcraft – but 10 knockouts from 11 contests shows Joyce is more than a handful in a division of hard-hitters.
Keen to crack on and secure a maiden world title shot, Joyce knows a victory over rising star Dubois would see him leapfrog the young lion into contention amid an ever-changing heavyweight landscape.
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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 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.”
Watch Dubois vs Joyce and Tyson vs Jones Jr exclusively across BT Sport and BT Sport Box Office HD on Saturday 28 November.