Mike Tyson’s heavyweight comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr next month WILL be shown in the UK as BT Sport confirm they’ll broadcast the eight-round exhibition on pay-per-view
Mike Tyson‘s anticipated comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr will be televised in the UK on BT Sport box office.
BT announced on Wednesday they would be broadcasting the exhibition bout between the two boxing legends on November 28 live on their pay-per-view (PPV) platform.
It has not yet been confirmed how much UK fight fans will have to fork out to watch Tyson and Jones Jr’s eight-round contest, though normal PPV prices can vary from £16.95 to £24.95 depending on the event.
Mike Tyson’s comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr will be shown live on BT Sport Box Office
Tyson, 54, has not stepped in the ring since his retirement from boxing back in 2005
Next month’s clash in California, which will be the former world heavyweight champion’s first since he retired following a knockout loss to Kevin McBride 15 years ago, has been picked up by American video-sharing social network and entertainment platform Triller in the US, which is charging $49.99 (£37.85) for fans to watch the fight.
Tyson, 54, has been in training for his return to the ring since March and was this week backed to knock out Jones Jr, who is only three years his junior, by legendary trainer Freddie Roach despite the California State Athletic Commission insisting they should not be looking to harm each other.
‘I spoke with Mike Tyson about ten days ago and I told him he doesn’t know the meaning of the word “exhibition”,’ Roach told Press Box PR.
‘He laughed but he knew what I meant. Mike is an old school fighter who only has one gear – forward.
Meanwhile, 51-year-old Jones Jr has not climbed through the ropes in more than two years
Fans in the US will have to fork out $49.99 (£37.85) to watch the exhibition fight on Triller
‘And I know when that bell rings, Mike will be swinging for the fences. I think Mike knocks Roy Jones out.
‘But I did warn Mike that he has to be careful of Roy’s left to the body. That’s the punch Roy used to knock out Virgil Hill.’
Jones Jr, who was a pound-for-pound star and multi-weight world champion in his prime, has recruited Chris Eubank Jr to help him prepare for the fight and recently claimed he is prepared to die when he faces Tyson next month.
He said: ‘You get hit by Mike Tyson, anything can happen to you. Mike Tyson is not just an ordinary puncher.
‘I love boxing, so if I’ve gotta die boxing I’m gonna die a happy man. There’s other ways I’d rather go, but if I went that way I’m not mad at that.’
Freddie Roach believes Tyson will knock Jones Jr out despite it being an exhibition fight