Knockouts are not allowed, but don't tell Mike Tyson that.
One of the greatest heavyweights of all-time makes his incredible return to the ring this weekend – but has been told he cannot leave Roy Jones Jr on the mat.
That is because the fight has not been officially sanctioned by the California Athletic State Commission, who only see the fight as an exhibition of 'sparring'.
Despite that, both Tyson and Jones Jr have been telling each other that they intend to leave each other sprawled out on the floor before the eight rounds are up.
Good luck to the referee.
Here is all the key information you need to know ahead of the fight…
When is the date of the fight?
Tyson and Jones Jr comes face-to-face in the ring on Saturday November 28.
However, for fans in the UK, it will take place in the early hours of Sunday morning.
What UK time will the fight begin?
The fight is taking place on the west coast of the United States, so therefore it will be a long night for those in the UK.
The undercard is due to begin at 1am, with the main event beginning between 4:30am and 5am.
What TV channel is the fight on?
If you are in the UK, the fight will be shown on BT Sport Box Office and it will come at a cost of £19.95.
Here are the different ways in which you can purchase the fight on your TV:
- BT TV (channel 495), BT Sport on Sky or Sky (channel 494) customers who have previously watched BT Sport Box Office can pay using their remote control
- Sky customers new to BT Sport Box Office can register and pay online at www.bt.com/sportboxoffice
- Virgin Media TV customers in the UK should visit the On-Demand section and choose Live Events
- Customers in the Republic of Ireland will be able to purchase BT Sport Box Office via Sky at www.sky.com/boxoffice/btsport
Can you live stream the fight?
You can live stream the fight, but you will have to purchase it for the full PPV price. Here are the instructions for those wanting to live stream:
- Viewers wanting to watch the fight online should visit www.bt.com/sportboxoffice and follow instructions to subscribe and watch on the web or on the BT Sport Box Office App, and customers can watch on the big screen using Google Chromecast and Apple Airplay
- EE, Three and O2 customers watching online or via the BT Sport Box Office App can choose to add the payment to their mobile bill
Where is the fight taking place?
The fight is going to take place in the Staples Center, Los Angeles.
Only a limited number of people will be allowed inside to watch the bout, with no tickets being sold on general sale.
Who is on the undercard?
- Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. – WBC Frontline Championship (8 rounds)
- Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson – cruiserweights (6 rounds)
- Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan – light heavyweights (8 rounds)
- Viddal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter – cruiserweights (6 rounds)
- Jamaine Ortiz vs. Nahir Albright – lightweights
- Irvin Gonzalez Jr. vs. Edward Vasquez – featherweights
- Juiseppe Cusumano vs. Nick Jones – heavyweights
What are the fight rules?
The fight is classed as an exhibition fight, designed to show the skills of both fighters, and will not officially be scored by the California Athletic State Commission.
However, an independent panel of remote scorers will determine the winner.
The three judges are all former world champions and are Christy Martin, Vinny Pazienza and Chad Dawson.
The referee can step in at any point if he deems the fight too violent – as both men have been told that they cannot knock each other out due to its exhibition status.
Headguards will not be worn by the fighters.
Both men will be wearing 12oz gloves.
The fight will last eight rounds, each lasting two minutes.
The WBC have designed a one-off belt for the winner, called the WBC Frontline Championship.
What are the fight odds?
- Mike Tyson 1/2
- Roy Jones Jr 7/4
- Draw 12/1
Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.
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