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Widely considered one the greatest of all time, ‘Iron Mike’ – who earned a reputation as the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ – makes his return against ex-four-weight world champion Roy Jones Jr.
And if that isn’t enough, Tyson vs Jones Jr rounds off an incredible night of heavyweight boxing on BT Sport as it will follow the huge domestic clash between Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce.
Tyson became the youngest-ever world heavyweight champion in 1986, aged just 20, and forged a fearsome reign, knocking out 44 of his 58 opponents.
The 54-year-old last fought professionally against Irishman Kevin McBride in 2005, so the sense of excitement around his return is palpable.
He takes on fellow American Jones, 51, who claimed world titles at middleweight, super-middleweight, light-heavyweight and heavyweight during his career.
The bout for the ages between two of the most recognisable athletes in history promises to be spectacular – with all the action only on BT Sport Box Office.
The exhibition match, presented by Triller, will take place in Los Angeles, with YouTube sensation Jake Paul and former NBA star Nate Robinson, Badou Jack and Blake McKernon, Viddal Riley and Rashad Coulter all fighting in the build-up to Tyson vs Jones Jr.
The fight is the first in a series of live sporting events produced under Tyson’s Legends Only League, a next-generation sports venture that provides full support and infrastructure to the world’s greatest athletes.
Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr: What are the rules?
The fight will comprise eight two-minute rounds which will be scored by three celebrity judges on behalf of the WBC governing body.
The California State Athletic Commission will not officially sanction the winner but a victor will be announced by the WBC’s panel of judges.
Both fighters will use 12oz gloves but head guards will not be worn.
Ryan Kavanaugh of Triller, who are promoting the event, added: “There could be a knockout and there will be one winner.”
Speaking to Yahoo Sports, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman said: “The WBC is celebrating this great event and providing a special award of honour to both Tyson and Jones Jr with a unique WBC belt.”
Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr date: when is the fight?
The date set for Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr is Saturday 28 November, with all the action taking place at Los Angeles' Staples Centre, California.
The bout was originally set to go down on Saturday 12 September but the event was postponed.
Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr: UK start time
Live coverage of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr will begin at 1am on the evening of Saturday 28 November on BT Sport Box Office, swiftly following the huge all-British showdown between Dubois and Joyce on BT Sport 1 HD and BT Sport Ultimate.
Depending on the duration of the undercard fights, Tyson and Jones are then expected to make their ringwalks at around 4.30am.
Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr price: how much does the fight cost in the UK?
Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr costs £19.95 in the UK on BT Sport Box Office.
Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr: Ireland price
Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr is priced at €29.99 in the Republic of Ireland on BT Sport Box Office.
How to watch Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr
BT TV customers can use their remote control to buy Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr from 10am on Thursday 26 November.
The event will be shown on channel 495.
Yes. BT Sport customers on Sky or any Sky customer who bought any of our previous BT Sport Box Office events can use their remote control to buy Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr from 11pm on Saturday 21 November.
Sky customers who are new to BT Sport Box Office can register to buy Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr at bt.com/sportboxoffice.
The event will be shown on channel 494.
Anyone who wants to stream Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr can simply visit bt.com/sportboxoffice to purchase the event and then watch either on the website link provided or via the BT Sport Box Office app.
EE, Three and O2 customers watching online or via the app can choose to add the payment to their mobile bill.
The event is also fully compatible with Google Chromecast and Apple Airplay.
Yes. Virgin TV customers will be able to press ‘On Demand’ and then ‘Live Events’ on their remote control to order Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr from Sunday 22 November.
Yes. Customers in the Republic of Ireland will be able to purchase BT Sport Box Office via Sky at sky.com/boxoffice/btsport.
Don’t worry. If you missed Tyson vs Jones Jr, repeats will begin at 10am on Sunday 29 November and continue every two hours until 6am on Monday 30 November.
Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr card
Former two-weight world champion Badou Jack is looking to get back to winning ways against unbeaten American Blake McKernan after back-to-back defeats in a light heavyweight contest.
YouTube star Jake Paul and NBA player Nate Robinson are also confirmed for the undercard, while Hasim Rahman Jr - son of former heavyweight world champion Hasim Rahman - takes on ex-UFC star Rashad Coulter.
Full Tyson vs Jones undercard:
Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson - Cruiserweight
Badou Jack vs Blake McKernan - Light-heavyweight
Jamaine Ortiz vs Nahir Albright - Lightweight
Irvin Gonzalez Jr vs Edward Vasquez - Featherweight
Juiseppe Cusumano vs Nick Jones - Heavyweight