Tips for Betting on Tyson vs. Jones on November 28, 2020

| November 17, 2020 10:41 am PST
Tyson vs. Jones Betting Tips

If you’re looking to make money betting on Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr., I have a few things that I would like to run past you before you put your money down.

Tyson vs. Jones Jr. is scheduled for Saturday, November 28, in Los Angeles. The fight, sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission as an 8-round exhibition, will certainly attract a large viewing audience around the world. It could, however, also be one of the biggest events of the year.

But what is it you need to know before you place bets on Tyson vs. Jones? I would say that, due to the nature of this fight, there are more factors to be aware of than meets the eye. As such, I’ve put together some hints and tips for the fight that I am certain you will find very useful.

From basic pointers to the right (and wrong) bets to place on Tyson’s return to the ring, you’ll find some helpful advice below.

The logical place to start is with the basics, so let’s go from there.

Basic Tips for Beginners

I am certain that there are plenty of first-time bettors that will place their first wager on the Tyson vs. Jones fight.

On the opposite side of that coin is the expert bettors who will be trying to use their years of experience wagering on fights to their advantage. The following tips might be things that the more experienced betting heads among us are familiar with. Still, you’re more than welcome to check them out.

But if this is your first time betting on a boxing match, these are the basics you definitely need to know.

Choose the Right Betting Site

I can’t stress the importance of the right betting site for anyone wagering on Tyson vs. Jones Jr.

If you ask where to bet on Tyson vs. Jones Jr. online, the answer is the best site you can find. And that’s a good thing, especially if you are new to betting.

But don’t expect every “experienced” bettor to share the same perspective. While those bettors are more likely to have a grasp of the important factors that distinguish a great site from a poor one, it is not always the case.

The first thing to consider when placing your bets on this fight is how safe, legal, and reputable the site you are using is. To guarantee your safety, the site you are using must be able to prove that they have all three of those bases covered, at the very least.

After that, you should look for a site that excels in areas such as providing a wide range of payment methods, fast payments, and, of course, great odds and markets. You will find that our recommended sites meet the highest standards out there, hence putting them above the rest.

If you are looking to learn more about choosing a great site, our guide to the best boxing betting sites is the best place to start.

Master the Basics of Boxing Betting

There are thousands upon thousands of pages online dedicated to the basics of boxing. But you want to do is accustom yourself to the fundamentals of betting on boxing ahead of this fight, without diving too deep into details that don’t really matter.

Keep things simple by learning about the different types of boxing markets, such as the “to win,” “method of victory,” “over/under,” and “round bets” markets. There are plenty of Tyson vs. Jones prop bets that are worth learning about, too.

Knowing the type of fight you are betting on, and, of course, the fighters involved, will also help you maximize your chances of winning your bets. In this case, we’re not looking at your average boxing match.

Allow me to explain in more detail.

Understanding the Fight and the Fighters

It’s boxing. What could happen, right? Tyson pummels Jones until he is stopped, or Jones Jr. dances around him, earning a decision on the cards.

Well, sure. Both of those scenarios could happen. But this is an exhibition fight featuring Tyson (54) and Jones (51). Ergo, it is highly unlikely that we will see a knockout, but try to tell that to the legions of “Iron Mike” fans expecting a massacre.

California State Athletic Commission executive director Andy Foster recently reinforced that Tyson vs. Jones is an exhibition fight. It has been sanctioned as such, with referee Ray Corona ensuring neither man is actively looking for a KO and that the general feel of the fight is more “hard sparring” than a proper fight.

Now, if you pay attention here, this should have a big impact on your bets. It certainly did with mine, as you will see below.

My Tyson vs. Jones Jr. Recommended Bets

I recently published my prediction and pick for Tyson vs. Jones, where I broke the fight down for bettors. Give it a read if you’re serious about wagering on this clash.

Part of the piece was dedicated to the best bets for the fight, and I’m going to share them with you once more. I have provided my rationale for each bet to show you that I haven’t just pulled them out of my butt, so have a read and see what you think.

A Win for Jones Jr.  (+155)

Why do I believe a win for Jones Jr. is the best bet to place on this fight?

Well, it could have something to do with the fact that the Floridian’s last pro fight — a decision win over Scott Sigmon —  went down in February 2018. Tyson’s was a loss to Kevin McBride in 2005.

Jones is younger, better conditioned, and is a plus money dog, into the bargain. More than this, he doesn’t have to worry about having his head taken off by Tyson due to the fight being an exhibition.

Decision/Technical Decision win for Jones Jr. (+300)

The fight will be contested across 8 x 2-minute rounds, which is good news for both men.

I’m not sure Tyson would have the gas tank required to go at it for 8 x 3-minute rounds, so that does, technically, work to his advantage. However, providing his power is nullified, there is little else he can do in this fight.

I see Jones surviving the Brownsville-native’s onslaught and taking the win on the cards. At odds of +300 on leading sites such as MyBookie, it’s well worth a shot.

KO/TKO/DQ Win for Tyson (+120)

OK, so Tyson will probably have his chances to knock Jones out limited. But there is obviously a chance that he can get to his man.

The most obvious shot that could take Jones to the canvas would be a devastating hook to the body. If Jones finds himself against the ropes, with Tyson looking primed to let rip on his face, his guard will go up.

Let’s be honest here. Few other men on planet earth would do anything different. The problem for Jones is that this could be just a ruse designed to get him to expose his ribcage.

Tyson vs. Jones Jr. Bets to Avoid

Alright, so there are bets to place on Tyson vs. Jones Jr. But there are also bets to avoid.

Look, I’m not saying that these bets have no chance of winning. But they are highly unlikely to come to fruition. They are the ones that I wouldn’t touch with a 50ft bargepole. For that reason, I haven’t even listed the odds on the bets below.

Allow me to explain.

Jones Jr. to Win by KO/TKO

It’s not crazy to think that Roy Jones could knock out Mike Tyson. I’ll give you that. But it’s not far from bonkers in this scenario.

Can you imagine Jones looking to drop one of the most aggressive knockout artists in the history of the sport? I don’t think Tyson will be looking to hurt Jones that badly, but if his opponent comes in with such a cavalier attitude, it won’t take long before “Iron Mike” has a change of attitude…

Tyson to Win by Decision

Is Mike Tyson going to outbox Roy Jones Jr. to a decision win?

I’d prefer to bet on Deontay Wilder outboxing Tyson Fury throughout 12 rounds. It will not happen, and there’s nothing you can do to convince me that it will.

Jones is, technically, the better boxer. I can’t see Mike having his way with him on all three judges’ scorecards.

Any Early Stoppage

I think everyone knows a buddy or family member that will be betting on Tyson winning by early stoppage, right?

Look a bit further afield, and I bet you’ll find a couple of daydreamers putting money on Jones stopping Tyson early. But I can’t see it happening at all. In fact, I think it’s a terrible bet for an eight-round exhibition.

Remember, folks, that’s what it is. It’s an exhibition. It’s not a war. So plan your boxing betting strategy accordingly.

Putting it All Together

Anyone wishing to make money betting on Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. should take heed of my tips above.

The first thing you need to do is find a safe sportsbook for boxing that will make your experience an enjoyable one.

Get the basics of boxing betting together, which shouldn’t take long at all, and the bets and markets for the fight will look much clearer. At the very least, the worst bets for Tyson vs. Jones will stand out like a bald chicken with a hairy beak.

Wager on this exhibition as though it is an exhibition. In other words, please don’t buy into the hype that it is to be a vicious battle. That footage you’re watching of Tyson claiming heads like a berzerker is from the 80s and 90s. If it’s the Jones’ montages that are getting you fired up, remember that he is 51, and his speed has long gone.

Now, I’m not saying the fight won’t be fun. Hopefully, it will be something along the lines of a big old piece of nostalgia we’ve been missing recently. Just don’t expect these men to look much younger than their combined age of 105.

I’ll be back with more Tyson vs. Jones Jr. betting material soon. Why not check out some of our popular content until then? To make things easier for you, I’ll leave a few good reads below.

Good luck with your bets!

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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