The World Boxing Council is coming out in full force to back the upcoming clash between former world champions Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. Tyson and Jones will collide on November 28th in Los Angeles, as the headline bout of a pay-per-view event. Tyson, 54-years-old, retired from boxing back in 2005. And Jones, 51-years-old, was action for the last time in early 2018.
The bout will be contested as an eight round exhibition, with two minute rounds. The gloves will be larger than standard regulation, but no headgear will be used. As part of the theatrics, the WBC has created a special belt for the fight – and they plans to have three judges to score the rounds. This exhibition match is sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission involving thorough medical examinations and with VADA performing the Clean Boxing Program out of competition anti-doping testing to both, the WBC explained in a company statement.
The WBC has prepared a unique belt to commemorate this occasion. Each fighter will receive one, as a recognition of their innovative efforts to bring entertainment to the world with a great cause, during these very difficult and harsh times for humanity. A fun innovation is also being organized for November 28th, as The WBC Remote Scoring System will be used to have three legendary champions score the exhibition, via specific criteria, to provide additional entertainment to the fans from around the world.