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Roy Jones Jr. Opens as Slight Betting Favorite to Mike Tyson

  • Boxing odds have been released for Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. with “Iorn Mike” being a (-105) underdog to Jones Jr (-135).
  • The two boxing legends are scheduled to square off in an eight-round exhibition bout on September 12 in California.
  • We break down the opening odds for Tyson vs Jones Jr and give our early fight prediction.

The former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is finally set to make his comeback in “Mike Tyson’s Legends only League”.

After months of training footage, guest appearances and a reignited hunger for the game. Tyson will go toe to toe with one of the most unorthodox boxers in recent history, Roy Jones Jr.

Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. Odds

FighterOdds
Mike Tyson-105
Roy Jones Jr.-135

The oddsmakers have set a close betting line for this unpredictable bout with two former champions. Mike Tyson enters as an underdog, you can bet $105 on Tyson to win $100 against Roy Jones Jr.

Mike Tyson vs Jones Jr boxing odds are available on Bovada and also Bodog. For Roy Jones Jr. is the betting favorite here, you an implied probability of 57% you can bet $135 to win $100.

Who Has The Edge?

Mike’s dream of the legends only league is finally here. Both are certainly past their prime but are fit enough for their age to contest in this exhibition boxing bout. Tyson hasn’t entered the ring since 2005, giving Jones Jr the clear advantage there.

Tyson retired with a record of 50-6 (2-NC) and is 54 years of age. While Roy Jone jr is 51 and finished up in 2018 with a record of 66-9. Some of Roy’s most notable wins come over James Toney, Bernard Hopkins, Danny Garcia and Antonio Tarver.

Since this is an exhibition match, it’s hard to say both fighters are going to look for an early KO here. If Tyson decides to go for that he certain has a chance to KO the aging Roy Jones Jr. However Jones Jr has always been known for his speed and his unique style could cause some problems for the more stocky fighter Tyson.

Our early prediction is that Roy Jones Jr will have to take some to give some, expect some classic Jones Jr movement and leaping hooks. With that Tyson will use short bursts of energy and power to keep Jones Jr at bay.

Pick: Roy Jones Jr by Decision.

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Who’s on the Mike Tyson Undercard?

According to SlamOnline.com Former NBA player Nate Robinson will try his hand at professional boxing, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. As rumored, Robinson will fight YouTube star Jake Paul as an undercard event for the upcoming Mike Tyson – Roy Jones Jr. fight later this year.

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