Top 5 Things You Need to Know About the Tyson vs. Jones Jr. Fight on November 28, 2020
I tasked myself with putting together five things you should know about Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr., ahead of the big bout on Saturday, November 28.
Naturally, I could have stretched it to 10. Or even 20. Hey, I would back myself to sit here and reel off 30 things about this fight that would be, well, both educative and useful to anyone looking to make money betting on Tyson vs. Jones Jr. And super interesting.
But not all of us have the time to read all that. So, instead, I have settled on five things. Just five. But I assure you that these five things will come in handy whether you are wagering on Tyson vs. Jones, or just have a passing interest in the fight.
Let’s get to it.
The Rest of the Fight Card is… Interesting
Some fans of the fight are so busy focusing on the main event between Tyson vs. Jones Jr. that they are oblivious to the other fights on the card.
Take, for instance, my friend Dean. He’s your typical “Prime Tyson” fan. I’m sure you know the type and have heard enough bar conversations or barbershop debates about the sport to have exposed one or two of these guys in your group of buddies.
To my surprise, Dean — who is actually expecting the wall smashing, party-crashing “Kid Dynamite” from the late 80’s to turn up and knock Jones’ block off — asked me recently who else was fighting on the card.
When I rolled off names like Jake Paul, Nate Robinson, and Rashad Coulter, his eyes glazed over. But what can you do?
Well, there is a chance that you could make money on these fights, too. If you’re feeling lucky, I have all the information you need, including odds for the Tyson vs. Jones undercard for you in my dedicated betting guide for Tyson vs. Jones Jr.
On the subject of betting on Tyson vs. Jones, here’s some good news…
There are Lots of Betting Options for the Fight
Whether you are betting on Tyson vs. Jones Jr. or all of the bouts on the night, prepared to be spoiled for choice.
As it stands, there are some awesome Tyson vs. Jones Jr. prop bets doing the rounds on the top boxing sportsbooks. But as we get closer to fight night, expect the floodgates to open, with even more bets offered by our recommended sportsbooks.
You can take your pick from a wide range of markets that will pay out if you get the method of victory right, or can pick the round when the fight ends. More than this, you will have a chance of picking whether the fight will end under or over a specific round, as well as other bets that come with a wider range of odds.
Feel free to get as creative as you want when betting on the main event, or the rest of the undercard. A clash like this doesn’t come around every decade, never mind every year, so fill your boots.
But, remember what type of fight you are betting on.
It’s an Exhibition – Not a War
My friend Dean isn’t the only one that thinks Tyson will cannibalize Jones, so much so that the fight ends up resembling a Fatality scene from Mortal Kombat.
I’ve read some baffling stuff over the months since this fight was announced, both from overzealous fanboys and supposedly educated pundits. I understand that some of these guys have an obligation to sell a fight. Enter hyperbole and old montages of knockouts that happened when many of us were in cribs. I mean, come on!
Look. Unless a silver DeLorean tears through a Lorentzian traversable wormhole, with Tyson getting picked up at some point in 1988, before the car makes a quick stop in the late 90s to grab Jones…
Nah, forget that. It would be war in the back seat. Neither Doc nor Marty would let that fly. Ahem.
But back to the point, these guys are so far from their respective primes that they might as well as be complete strangers to their former selves. Which is a good thing, if you ask me. At 54 and 51, respectively, that is pretty normal.
The fight will be contested across eight x 2-minute rounds, with 12-ounce gloves. It has been sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission on the basis that it gets called off as soon as either man suffers a cut. Now. That doesn’t sound like much of a war to me.
Keep this in mind when placing your bets on the fight.
There is a Belt on the Line
The WBC love a good belt, don’t they?
I personally don’t agree with their desire to slap a belt on to any fight that comes up. Case in point, the ridiculous, over the top “Money Belt” that the commission put up for the glorified exhibition between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor in 2017 was a little tasteless.
But can we expect anything less from the WBC these days? I think not. However, the new “bridgerweight” title, named after Bridger Walker — a kid that suffered horrendous injuries while saving his sister from a dog attack — was a nice touch.
Even Teddy Atlas agreed.
I have been critical of these organizations, and rightfully, but now I credit them. Today their call letters say; ‘We Be Caring’, and I say; ‘Thats a Belt and that’s a Champion’! ??❤️ #BridgerStrong pic.twitter.com/t2gJNrYYvP— Teddy Atlas (@TeddyAtlasReal) October 21, 2020
Go, Bridger! What a dude. And what a champion.
But as for the title on the line for Tyson vs. Jones? What do you think of this “frontline” championship belt?
Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr will be competing for the WBC Frontline Battle Belt, I’m told. Here’s a pic of said belt, created just for them.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) October 26, 2020
They meet on 11/28. pic.twitter.com/CFwYAUMry9
Tyson Will Continue to Fight – Win or Lose
Love him or hate him, Mike Tyson continues to give his fans hope and his detractors something to complain about. Would he want it any other way?
Tyson’s well-documented struggles with addiction, mental health issues, and the horrific loss of his daughter perpetuated a downward spiral that, at one point, appeared to be a losing battle. But here he is. Still ready to rumble.
Although his record of overcoming adversity inside the ropes is questionable, his resilience outside of that squared circle is astonishing. Known as a bully in his pomp, he has flipped the script to play the part of David to life’s Goliath, and continues to move forward in a highly impressive fashion.
Despite amassing a personal fortune of more than $300 million in his career, Tyson declared bankruptcy in 2003. Now back in the multi-millionaire column, the native of Brownsville, New York is in a much better position.
Tyson ballooned to just under 400 pounds following his retirement, but will once again enter the ropes in fighting shape. Who saw that coming, even a few years ago?
The man has punched his way through more nightmares and tragedy than heavy bags. And on November 28, he will enter the ropes as a mature, wiser, and grateful human being.
But if you expect Jones to be the last fighter that Tyson faces off with, you might be in for another surprise. Although no longer the “Baddest Man on the Planet,” the former wrecking ball sees a future in these exhibition fights.
How Will You Bet on Tyson vs. Jones Jr.?
As I said above, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to odds and markets for Tyson vs. Jones. You’ll feel like a kid in a candy store. But remember to choose your bets wisely.
Of all the best boxing matches to bet on in November, this is the one that will attract bets from all four corners of the boxing fanbase. But it’s no ordinary fight. For example, it’s not going to be as elite as Errol Spence vs. Danny Garcia. So think about what bets make the most sense.
Ask yourself who are you betting on to win the upcoming scrap between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones? What are the best bets for Tyson vs. Jones? And why your bets fit into the feel of the fight.
I’ll be back with more Tyson vs. Jones Jr. betting material soon. If you can’t wait that long, our picks section is packed full of best bets and predictions for everything from boxing and MMA to football and golf. You can get my piece dedicated to Tyson vs. Jones Jr. predictions and picks while it’s fresh, too!
But before you go, I’d love to know what you’re thinking. So hit me up in the comments section, below. And before you do that, make sure to check out the latest Tyson vs. Jones odds, bets, and markets on our recommended boxing sites.
Good luck with your bets!