Reports are suggesting that Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Rr will meet September 12th at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Californian. Despite his age, Mike Tyson’s return to the ring has hardly come as a surprise to the millions of fans he has across the world. Videos of the 54-year-old training have been popping up on social media for the past few weeks, and he’s looked in great shape for a guy well past his peak.
The match-up will be an eight round exhibition bout and will be available on pay-per-view as well as popular social media platforms. No legal US sportsbook is currently offering odds on the bout, however, this is expected to change over the next few days. Bookmakers across the pond are taking bets on the Tyson v Jones Jr clash, and they have installed Mike Tyson as the heavy favourite.
Mike Tyson v Roy Jones Jr Odds
Mike Tyson -225 (69.2% chance of winning)
Roy Jones Jr +230 (30.3% chance of winning)
Mike Tyson v Roy Jones Jr Betting
Despite the bookmakers expecting Mike Tyson to be victorious, online bettors are all over Roy Jones Jr. Even though the betting activity on the bout hasn’t been massive in the early stages, 67% of bets have been on Jones Jr.
Online bettors may still have memories of Roy Jones Jr’s last fight, which was just two years previous. In 2018, Jones Jr defeated Scott Sigmon to take the 51-year-old’s record 66-9 (47 Kos).
The media aren’t expecting the two boxers to try and take each other’s heads off, but can you seriously see Mike Tyson not trying to prove a point in this fight? He might have his eyes set on a bigger prize…
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