Betting on Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. – Odds, Predictions, Picks, and More

| July 24, 2020 9:33 am PST
| Last Updated On November 12, 2020 at 11:22 am
Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.

Although it sounds like something straight out of the Fight Night video game franchise, you can now bet on Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. That’s right, it looks as though talk of a Mike Tyson comeback fight was not bullcrap after all.

The former unified heavyweight champion of the world takes on former multiple-weight world champion Roy Jones Jr. in an 8-round exhibition at the Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California, U.S. The fight is expected to take place on November 28, 2020.

Seeing as there appears to be major betting interest in this fight, my aim today is to give you an all-in-one page that you can use when betting on the fight. From the best Tyson vs. Jones Jr. odds to the top bets for Tyson’s comeback to the ring, you’ll have plenty of information to play with.

And let me tell you, it’s worth doing your research on this one. As things stand, the odds for Tyson vs. Jones Jr. are all over the shop. Some top boxing sites for betting have “Iron Mike” as favorite to beat Jones, while others have it the other way around. Needless to say, if you get this one right, there could be good money to be made.

Keep that in mind as I list what to expect from your Tyson vs. Jones Jr. betting guide.

Where to Bet on Tyson vs. Jones Jr.

I’m here, behind my screen, typing away. You’re there, on your phone, PC, or device, reading this right now. But the fact is, I don’t know what your experience is when it comes to betting on boxing. 

If you have any designs on making money from betting on Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. the first thing you should do is check out the top boxing betting sites we recommend. Our experts have ranked these sites against numerous criteria and found those on the list, in particular, to be the best of them all.

Not only are these sites 100% safe and secure, but they are completely legal and above board. That means you can forget about stressing over the legitimacy of the company behind the site and focus that time on deciding how to bet on Tyson vs. Jones Jr.

These sites have all scored well when it comes to boxing odds and markets, boxing bonuses, different banking methods, fast payouts, live in-play boxing betting, and much more. You’re not restricted to using one site, which gives you even more choice. And to be completely honest, it’s always a good idea to have more than one site on hand for the purpose of shopping for odds.

Before you can get your Tyson vs. Jones Jr. bets down, I’d suggest checking out these sites. 

Now let’s move on to the odds for betting on Tyson vs. Jones Jr.

Tyson vs. Jones Jr. Odds

  • Tyson vs. Jones Jr.; Tyson to Win -200, Jones Jr. to Win +155
  • Paul vs. Robinson; Paul to Win -155, Robinson to Win +125
  • Jack vs. McKernan; Jack to Win -1000, McKernan to Win +500
  • Riley vs. Coulter; Riley to Win (N/A), Riley to Win (N/A)

The odds above are taken from the BetOnline sportsbook. I’ve seen variations on the odds, so check out the Tyson vs. Jones Jr. betting lines on our other recommended sites to see what works for you. 

There are also more fights set to be announced for the big event.

Tyson vs. Jones Jr. Fight Card and Key Details

  • Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.
  • Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson
  • Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan
  • Viddal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter
  • More bouts TBA

You’re probably wondering what fights are on the undercard of Tyson vs. Jones. Well, YouTuber Jake Paul, brother of Logan, is set to appear on the undercard. Paul will reportedly fight retired NBA star Nate Robinson.

Here’s what else you need to know about the night of Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.

What You Need to Know

  • Date: November 28, 2020.
  • Location: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
  • Rules: The fight is sanctioned as an 8 x 2 minute round heavyweight exhibition fight. The fight will be stopped if either man suffers a cut.
  • Title: WBC Frontline Championship.

Tyson vs. Jones Jr. Predictions

  • Roy Jones Jr. to Win by Stoppage
  • Nate Robinson to Win by Decision
  • Baddou Jack to Win by KO/TKO
  • Riley to Beat Coulter by KO/TKO

Predictions for further undercard fights will be updated here once those fights have been confirmed. 

Why Jones Jr. Beats Tyson

I see Jones winning this fight, as per my prediction above. And I’m picking Roy Jones Jr. to beat Mike Tyson by decision.

I had initially picked Jones to win by stoppage, but I don’t believe things will go that way. The rounds are two minutes apiece, and this should make it a little easier for both men to fight to the final bell.

The cult of Tyson probably won’t be happy with this pick, but there is logic behind my unbiased take. Allow me to explain what I mean before you bet on Tyson to knock Jones out.

Actually, before I do that, I’ll tell you this — I grew up idolizing Tyson. I literally used to cut fight images of Tyson out of newspapers and put them on the walls of my bedroom. I loved watching the guy and am a big fan of him to this day. Sure, his career achievements might be out of line with his standing in boxing history, at least to some people, but you can get a sense of where I’m coming from here.

Roy Jones Jr. is one of the very best boxers in the history of the super middleweight/light heavyweight divisions. He is, without a shadow of a doubt, in my top five favorite fighters of all time. He was nothing short of phenomenal.

But let’s drop the opinions for the facts here. Yes, Mike Tyson (54) is only three years older than Roy Jones (51). But in athletic terms, there might as well be ten years, at least, between the pair.

Tyson last competed in 2005, getting knocked around by the very average Kevin McBride. But in all seriousness, his career had nosedived years before that. But some cannot get this image of the all-conquering Alexander the Great out of their heads. If you expect the “Kid Dynamite” of the mid to late 1980s to show up, you have problems, my friend.

Jones Jr. last fought on February 18, 2018, in his hometown of Pensacola, Florida. He won that fight, as well as another 11 from his last 13 contests from December 2011. Although he is also a shadow of his former self, he will be in much better shape heading into this fight.

Will Tyson Last 8 Rounds?

The fact that the rounds will be two minutes each should make a difference. As will the fact that Tyson has had more time to prepare for the fight. It was, remember, initially going down in September.

Tyson has only been training intensely for the past few months. Prior to that, he has been pretty much sedentary for most of his post-retirement life. He has reportedly lost more than 63 kilos and is in fantastic shape, but how long can his cardio hold up? I would guess much less than 24 minutes of a fight. 

Tyson is notoriously fond of smoking marijuana and will no doubt be advertising his Tyson Ranch brand in this fight. But can someone who claims to go through $40,000 worth of weed a month not have questions over their lung capacity? Especially in their mid-40s? Think about it.

I expect Jones to be more than capable of lasting eight rounds, especially considering he won a ten-round decision over Scott Sigmon, a guy almost ten years younger than him, a couple of years ago. 

He has a smaller frame, is one inch taller, and comes with a three-inch reach advantage. He will have the edge in terms of sustainable speed, footwork, and will basically look to pick Tyson apart from the outside.

The only way Tyson beats Jones is by knocking him out. And with years of inactivity, Jones’ defense and boxing nous, 12 gloves, and a bad back working against him, can he knock Jones Jr. out? In what is essentially an exhibition?

Look, it can happen. But it’s highly doubtful.

So, as for betting on Jones to beat Tyson? I think it’s the best bet for the fight.

Tyson vs. Jones Jr. Moneyline Picks

  • Jones to Win +155
  • Robinson to Win +125
  • Jack to Win -1000
  • Riley to Win (N/A)

Odds for other fights on the card will be updated when they have been confirmed.

Prop Bets and Specials for Tyson vs. Jones Jr.

  • Jones Jr. by Stoppage
  • Tyson to Quit on Stool
  • Paul vs. Robinson to Go the Distance
  • Jack to Win by KO/TKO

Props and specials for the other fights on the card will appear here when the fights and odds have been released.

Latest News and Updates

  • November 12: Evander Holyfield claims that Tyson passed up an opportunty to fight him, favoring an exhibition with Jones.
  • October 26: ESPN’s Ariel Helwani will moderate a press conference between Tyson and Jones on October 29 at 1PM ET.
  • October 14: The fight will now be contested in 8 x2 minute rounds, following the WBC’s concerns over safety as well as their decision to offer a special belt for the fight.
  • October 14: Roy Jones Jr. has admitted that ‘death is a possibility’ in this fight.
  • October 2: Jones claims that Tyson would “cause a problem” for modern heavyweights.
  • September 26: Jones has insisted that he would “still fight” Tyson, even if he cannot pass the pre-fight VADA drug test.
  • September 17: Jones claims that he has “made a mistake” challenging Tyson, who he believes will come into the fight ‘strong and explosive.’
  • September 14: Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan and Viddal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter added to the undercard of Tyson vs. Jones.
  • August 10: Tyson vs. Jones postponed to November 28.
Adam Haynes

Adam is a sports writer and tipster with a strong background in MMA and boxing.

A self-confessed sports fanatic, when Adam is not watching and writing about rugby, soccer, Gaelic Games, and F1, he can often be found working on methods and strategies to beat the bookies.

For his troubles, Adam is a big fan of Leinster Rugby, Glasgow Celtic, and trusting the process.

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