How to watch Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr boxing live online in Australia
Yes, it's actually happening. Mike Tyson is returning to the ring this weekend against Roy Jones Jr. Here's how to watch in Australia.
Mike Tyson, the hard punching former heavyweight champion of the world, is continuing the checkered tradition of ageing boxers getting back into the ring. At 54 years old, he has a few more miles in his legs than his 51-year-old opponent, Roy Jones Jr.
Tyson has set social media alight this year, showcasing his legendary explosive power in some training clips. After informing the world he wanted to don the gloves again for charity, he received offers to fight Australasian ex-footballers Barry Hall, Sonny Bill Williams and Paul Gallen. But Tyson slammed those as an "insult to boxing" and instead accepted a deal with Jones Jr. The exhibition bout will consist of eight sets of shortened two-minute rounds.
A colourful undercard also features former NBA slam dunk champion Nate Robinson taking on YouTube personality Jake Paul.
When does Tyson vs Jones Jr start?
This event at Los Angeles' Staples Center will all get underway at 1pm AEDT on Sunday 29 November.
How to watch Tyson vs Jones Jr live in Australia
Foxtel's pay-per-view channel Main Event is the host broadcaster of this fight night. You can watch via Foxtel or you can also watch Main Event through Kayo Sports. Both options will set you back $59.95.
Live stream Tyson vs Jones Jr on Kayo: Order the PPV now
More information on getting Main Event through Kayo Sports can be found here. Rather than the broadcast being split up into undercards and main cards, the event will run straight through from 1pm to 5:30pm AEDT or whenever the main fight ends.
Stream Tyson vs Jones Jr with Kayo Sports
For just the second time, following on from Tim Tszyu vs Jeff Horn, Main Event can be accessed via Kayo Sports. You don't have to be an existing Kayo Sports customer, this option is open to new, returning or existing subscribers.
Using this link mainevent.kayosports.com.au, you can sign up online. You can also download the Kayo Sports app and access the fights that way.
All the information you need for this new option of watching a huge night of boxing can be found in our comprehensive guide. On top of access to the PPV fight, Kayo also has the weigh-ins plus a range of extra Tyson content. That includes The Mike Tyson Collection, Chasing Tyson from the ESPN 30 for 30 series and a number of his classic fights.
How to watch Tyson vs Jones Jr on Main Event via Foxtel
You have a number of options to secure access to Tyson vs Jones Jr on Main Event. Foxtel customers can order the fight directly on the Main Event website, using the My Foxtel app, via your remote control or by phone. The fight costs $59.95.
Customers with Optus TV featuring Foxtel can also order Iron Mike's return to the ring, but only over the phone. Ordering with a phone agent will incur an additional $2 booking fee.
Tyson vs Jones Jr fight card
- Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr, WBC Frontline Championship (8 rounds)
- Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson, cruiserweight (6 rounds)
- Badou Jack vs Blake McKernan, light heavyweight (8 rounds)
- Viddal Riley vs Rashad Coulter, cruiserweight (6 rounds)
- Jamaine Ortiz vs Nahir Albright, lightweight
- Irvin Gonzalez Jr vs Edward Vasquez, featherweight
- Juiseppe Cusumano vs Nick Jones, heavyweight
Who will win Tyson vs Jones Jr?
Given the age of the fighters, the exhibition status and the unpredictable nature of boxing, picking a winner is fraught with danger. But Tyson's pedigree, and genuinely frightening training footage, makes him the favourite.
Yet Jones Jr is certainly no mug. A dual American-Russian citizen, Jones' 47-9 career win-loss record compares reasonably well with Tyson's 50-6 resume. Jones Jr could also be expected to have a slight edge in fitness and stamina.
Image source: Main Event website