Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr rule changes: ALLOWED KOs, laps, minutes, judges, how to win


MIKE TYSON and Roy Jones Jr face off in an intriguing exhibition fight TONIGHT in Los Angeles.

But what are the rules of the boxing show? Is a knockout allowed and how many minutes will the rounds last?


Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr fight this weekend

What are the fighting rules for Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr?

With a combined age of 105, Tyson and Jones Jr are fighting in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

They will fight for eight two-minute rounds and wear larger 12 oz gloves.

Fighters will not wear headgear.

Men’s boxing bouts typically take place over three-minute rounds and both stars have expressed dismay at the shorter rounds.

Jones Jr said, “I’m not happy at all.


” As [Tyson] said, this is for women. I kept fighting until the last minute saying, “Why are we fighting two minute rounds?” I do not understand that. We are not women. We’re two of the best at it.

“Why do we have to do two-minute laps?” Why? If anything has to happen, it’s going to happen anyhow … two minutes, three minutes, five minutes. It doesn’t matter.

“So, for us, what difference does that make? Two minutes does nothing for him or for me. To be honest with you, this is cheating the fans. ”

Additionally, the California State Commission has said that if any of the boxers are injured or injured, the fight will be stopped, although it remains to be seen whether referee Ray Corona will choose to stop him.

Referee Ray Corona will be the man in the middle3
Referee Ray Corona will be the man in the middle

The World Boxing Council created the WBC Frontline Fighting Belt to give to the winner, and former WBC Champions Christy Martin, Vinny Pazienza and Chad Dawson score the fight from a distance if he had to pass all eight rounds for the WBC decides on a winner.

Is a knockout allowed?

Technically yes, although the legends were asked NOT to go for a knockout

The California State Commission has found it difficult for the greats to “show” their boxing skills.

UFC boss Dana White was flabbergasted after hearing the rule, saying, “There’s no knockout? Aren’t they allowed to knock themselves out? How do you apply this?

Both fighters have said they are aiming for a knockout on Saturday night, and it will be up to the referee to intervene if he sees fit.

The fight will not rely on Ether Man’s record.

What did they say?

Andy Foster, Executive Director of the California State Commission: “It’s an exhibition.

“They can show off their boxing skills, but I don’t want them to use their best efforts to get injured.

“They’re going to train hard, but they shouldn’t go for a knockout. This is not a record type fight. It’s not world championship boxing right now. It is not what it is. People shouldn’t be knocked out.

“The audience can see what Roy and Mike are still in shape.

Mike Tyson's Amazing Bodyweight Workout Routine
Mike Tyson’s Amazing Bodyweight Workout Routine

“I’m sure there will be times when it warms up. Rays [Corona, referee] the job will be to put the ice back on without having to kill everything. It’s that kind of referee. I think he’s going to be good at it, and he’s the right guy for this kind of fight.

The fight’s organizers, Triller, said in a statement: “We have the greatest respect for Andy and everyone at CSAC.

“For clarity, we’re not implying that the CSAC picks a winner or scores this, WBC does both. WBC scores under a 10-9, and a knockout will be a win under WBC’s score. Results will not be reflected on We apologize for any confusion and look forward to a great night of fighting on Saturday night.

Jones Jr: “First of all, if you’re thinking of stepping into the ring with Mike Tyson, the last guy [Corey Sanders] who did an “exhibition” with Mike [in 2006] was dropped in the first round.

“If you don’t know, then something is wrong with you. Who walks in the ring with the great and legendary Mike Tyson and is like, “Oh, is that gonna be a show? »12 oz gloves? No headgear? Really? Is it an exhibition? Come on man. Be for real ”.”

When is Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr?

  • The fight is ready for Saturday November 28.
  • The subcard is expected to start at 9 p.m. ET, which is 1 a.m. GMT and the main event will follow towards 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. GMT.
  • The Staples Center in Los Angeles is the fanless host.

Who’s on the Tyson vs. Jones Jr sub-card?

YouTube star Jake Paul leads the way on the four-fight map when he takes on ex-NBA star Nate Robinson.

Elsewhere, Hasim Rahman Jr is on the map after testing positive for Covid.

Main card

  • Tyson vs Jones Jr (8 rounds of 2min, heavyweight exposure)
  • Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson (6 x 3min, heavyweight)
  • Badou Jack vs Blake McKernan (8 x 3 min, light-heavy)
  • Hasim Rahman Jr vs Rashad Coulter (8 x 3min, heavyweight) – FIGHT
  • Jamaine Ortiz vs. Nahir Albright, (8 x 3min, lightweight)


  • Irvin Gonzalez vs. Edward Vasquez (8 x 3min, featherweight)
  • Juiseppe Cusumano vs Nick Jones (8 x 3min, heavyweight)

How can I watch Tyson vs Jones Jr?

BT Sport Box Office will present the card in the UK. With the event starting at 1am GMT.

BT charges £ 19.95 for the card.

In the US, watch the show on Fite.TV and the Triller app.

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