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Mike Tyson’s latest comeback is already breaking records, before the former heavyweight champ has even stepped into the ring. The streaming site, FITE, says sales for tonight’s pay-per-view fight between Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. have shattered pre-sale records for digital PPV buys even before the big event.
FITE says the exhibition boxing bout, which pits “Iron Mike” against the former four-division world champion Jones, is expected to be the most-watched event to date in the site’s five-year history of live sports streaming.
How to Watch Tyson vs. Jones Online
Tyson and Jones will duke it out for the newly-created WBC Frontline Battle Belt, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The event takes tonight, Saturday, November 28 at 8pm EST. The main card is scheduled to start at 9pm EST, with Tyson and Jones expected to enter the ring around 11pm EST.
You can stream the Tyson vs. Jones fight live online on FITE.tv. The streaming service is offering the pay-per-view event for $49.99, which lets you stream the entire event in full HD quality. Sign up for the fight here, then log into FITE to watch from your computer or TV. You can also stream the fight on your phone via the FITE app.
Note: this is a one-time PPV fee and you don’t need to be a subscriber to FITE to access the fight. The price includes commentary in English or Spanish. You’ll also get unlimited replays of the event on FITE until February 28, 2021.
Tyson vs. Jones Fight Card
Dubbed the “Frontline Battle,” the eight-round fight is the first event produced by Tyson’s Legends Only League, a company the boxer created to showcase “senior” athletes through exclusive productions and events.
In addition to Tyson vs. Jones, the main supporting event features controversial YouTuber Jake Paul taking on ex-NBA player, Nate Robinson in an exhibition fight.
The undercard features five fights: Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan, Viddal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter, Jamaine Ortiz vs. Nahir Albright, Irvin Gonzalez vs. Edward Vasquez, and Juiseppe Cusumano vs. Nick Jones.
Saved by the Bell star and TV host Mario Lopez will be the MC for the night, while Lil Wayne, French Montana and YG have been announced as musical performers. Organizers have teased more surprise guests and musical acts for the big night. The event is produced by the social media site, Triller.
What to Expect from the Tyson vs. Jones Fight
At 54 and 51 years of age respectively, Tyson and Jones are past their competitive prime. Still, both boxers have been diligently training for the fight, which is expected to go a full eight rounds (at two minutes per round).
Tyson, who first won the WBC heavyweight title at the age of 20, returns to the ring for the first time since a sixth-round stoppage loss to Kevin McBride in June 2005. One of boxing’s biggest superstars to ever stand between the ropes, Tyson boasts a 50-6 record with 44 KOs.
Jones, meantime, has won belts at the middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight classes. Jones (66-9, 47 KOs) last fought in February 2018, defeating Scott Sigmon by unanimous decision.
According to the California State Athletic Commission, this exhibition fight will be slightly different than an amateur or professional match. Neither boxer will required to wear head gear, and Tyson and Jones will be wearing 12-ounce gloves. The fight will also be immediately stopped if either boxer suffers a bad cut or apparent injury.
Still, the organizers at Triller say the match will be judged and each fighter will be scored like a real fight, with a winner to be announced at the end of the eight rounds, or via knockout.
The four-hour event begins at 8 p.m. EST this Saturday, November 28. Stream Tyson vs. Jones live on pay-per-view for $49.99 on FITE.tv. See full event details, ticket info and pricing details here.