Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. on BT Sport in UK
by Kris Anthony (email@example.com)
There was confusion for UK fight fans but no more as the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. exhibition fight on November 28th lands on BT Sport. The fight card will follow the British domestic heavyweight dust-up between Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce which is also on BT Sport (not pay-per-view).
The fight will be available live and exclusive on BT Sport Box Office, with payment method and price available in the near future.
Whilst the price has not been confirmed, expect to pay between £9.95 and £24.95. it has been picked up by American video-sharing social network and entertainment platform Triller in the US, which is charging fans $49.99 (£37.85).
BT Sport will live stream the Mike Tyson v Roy Jones Jr. press conference on Thursday 29th October at 6 pm on the BT Sport YouTube channel.
Heavyweight (8 rounds) – Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr.
Cruiserweight (6 rounds) – Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson
Light heavyweight (8 rounds) – Badou Jack vs Blake McKernan
Cruiserweight (6 rounds) – Viddal Riley vs Rashad Coulter
Tyson on why he is taking the fight: “It’s because I can do it. And I believe other people believe they can do it too.
“Just because we are 54, it doesn’t mean that we have to start a new career and our lives are totally over. Not when you feel as beautiful as I do, and I’m sure that other people feel the same way.
“I never took that many punches. After the last fight I had, I left and I lived my life, and I’ve been through some experiences, and now I’m back here. I feel like I took better care of my body and my state of mind than most of the fighters before me that retired and came back.”
Jones Jr on why he is taking the fight: “I’ve been trying to enjoy retirement, but people don’t seem to want to let me retire. They keep calling me, telling me that Mike wants to come back, and that you’d be a great opponent for Mike.
“We always wanted to see it, but I would’ve preferred it back then. Tyson is a hell of a specimen still. Still a problem to deal with. But at the same time, life is life, you only live once. You want to know what it’s like, you go in there and see. You still gotta see it.”
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