Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr meet in their exhibition match in just four days’ time, and the betting markets are revealing that Tyson is being tipped to win by sportsbooks and sports bettors alike.
Tyson is the clear favorite among oddsmakers, with his price of victory set at -185. Put simply, this carries an implied probability of 64.91% that Tyson emerges from the ring victorious in what will be his first public contest in over 15 years.
Interestingly, the betting breakdown almost exactly mirrors the implied probability of the odds; 62% of bets placed on the market have backed Tyson, compaired to just 33% for Jones – 5% are on the draw.
OddsChecker spokesperson Pete Watt: “Jones has fought much more frequently in recent years while Tyson has been inactive, but the 54-year-old wasn’t called ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ for nothing, a fact clearly being remembered by the betting world.”
Mike Tyson @ -185
Roy Jones Jr @ +175
Draw @ +1000