The nearing ‘exhibition’ fight between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. will happen at the Staples Center on November 28, behind closed doors. Taking note of the boxing protocols, the event will have a proper drug testing body, a set of judges, and a WBC (Frontline) title on the line.
However, the California State Athletic Commission will not announce the winner of the event. Furthermore, they will not score the contest.
As per the reports of Boxing Scene, WBC is forming a set of judges. The governing body will look over the entire fight, score it, and announce the winner too. Former champions- Christy Martin, Vinny Pazienza, and Chad Dawson are seemingly the trio that will handle the scores of Tyson vs Jones.
Since WBC has already organized a belt for the fight, they are also taking over the official scoring systems. That said, the ‘exhibition’ clash is nothing less than a proper PPV event. BT Sport boxing will telecast the fight for the fans. Thus, Tyson vs Jones has already been the center of talks throughout the boxing world for a while now.
Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr: Some unusual rules to look at
Considering their age, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones are allowed for an eight-round fight where each round will last for two minutes. So, the former world champions will have a fight-time of 16 minutes in total. While both the veterans were aiming for the usual three-minute rounds, they couldn’t get the same.
Meanwhile, VADA will govern the entire medical and drug-testing policies for the event. While Tyson is known to be a habitual mari**** consumer, VADA has written it off from their list of banned substances. This will come as a relief to the heavyweight great.
We are just a few days away from the fight and looking at the ongoing scenario, it’s hard to spot any hurdle for the event. Both the former world champions appear ready to thrill the world next Saturday. Apart from the main event, there will be several other fights happening under the same roof. So, it will be wrong for a hardcore fight fan to miss out on the event.