To bet on Mike Tyson has been hard lately, but now you finally have a shot at it again!
Mike Tyson makes a comeback – bookies go wild!
“I’m back.” are now the famous words uttered by the polarising figure that is Mike Tyson, in one of his Instagram posts dating some weeks back. It was the precursor to a fight announcement between himself and the former four-division world champion, Roy Jones Jr. The exhibition bout is set to take place at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California on November 28, 2020.
Most of us who grew up watching Mike Tyson lay waste to countless opponents, along with some of his defeats in and out of the ring, would never have imagined this scenario. At the tender age of 54, the average man spends his time deciding on his retirement options. Mike Tyson has instead decided to take on an equally ageing but dynamic former champion, Roy Jones Jr, now 51 for the sake of charity. Make no mistake however, the words “Exhibition Bout” are more a formality as these two veterans have both vowed to take this seriously. After all, winning this fight would mean bragging rights for years to come!
This is such a tough call for various reasons. Firstly, we haven’t seen either of these two fight for years, not to mention all we seem to go by are biased self promotions from each of their social media. It’s also thrown bookmakers off; whilst most US sites have Tyson winning, the odd few have gone the opposite route and have made Roy Jones Jr. the favourite. Our best assumption for this is that, seeing as this is Tyson’s original weight class, the odds would go in his favour purely for his punching power and size advantage. Roy Jones Jr. however cannot be counted out as his athleticism, boxing acumen and speed could all give him the advantage he needs to overcome this mammoth task in Tyson.
Why Is This Exciting?
Two formidable former champs have decided to throw leather after years in retirement, clash to take us back years and reignited the nostalgia within us. What is their not to love? The fight will be heavily monitored, and any serious damage will waver off the bout. It might not be the belter we are accustomed to from these fighters, however it will inspire those who have passed their prime and want to find courage in what these two inspirational athletes are doing to keep in shape.
I Am from UK And I Cannot Find The Odds!?
UK betting sites haven’t confirmed their position yet, and this is likely due to the nature and circumstances of this exhibition bout. Ask your bookmaker for more information – if there is enough demand by the punters, they may create the market sooner rather than later. BetFred and Bet365 have Tyson as the favourite, whilst Ladbrokes has given it to Roy Jones Jr. Interestingly, Roy Jones Jr is also the underdog on Melbet, where Jones happens to be the brand ambassador.