The hard-hitting lineup now includes Mario Lopez as MC, Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson, Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan and Hasim Rahman Jr. vs. Rashad Coulter, and more
August 2020 - Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.’s highly anticipated boxing return has been moved to November 28th, 2020, with new additions to the robust fight card. The fight is the first event of a series produced under Mike Tyson’s Legends Only League.
Sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission, Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan and Viddal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter will be joining the fight card alongside the previously-announced Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson bout.
Swedish boxer and former world champion, Badou Jack will take on 13-0 U.S. Army veteran, Blake “The Beast” McKernan in an 8 round battle. Jack held both the WBC super middleweight and WBA light heavyweight world titles following his 2008 Olympic appearance.
Hasim Rahman Jr is set to face American MMA fighter “Daywalker” Coulter. Coulter competed in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2017 and has found success fighting in multiple weight divisions throughout his career.
Tyson said, “Changing the date to November 28th will give more people the opportunity to see the biggest comeback in boxing history. This temporary inconvenience will last longer than Roy Jones Jr. He better be ready, I'm coming full force."
Jones Jr. said, “I’m ready and I stay ready, November 28th is gonna be epic!!”
“Mike Tyson and Roy Jones are legends in this sport and it's an honor to share this stage with them,” said Jack. “It will be an exciting night for boxing and I’m proud to be able to donate the proceeds of my fight to the Badou Jack Foundation and continue to give kids across the globe a fighting chance in life.”
“Being on this card is an honor and I’m planning on showcasing my skills for the world to see,” said Riley. “I’m going to make my mark in the cruiserweight division on November 28th, so be sure to tune in.”
Tyson versus Jones Jr. exhibition will be sanctioned by a recognized sanctioning body, which will score the fight and present the winner with a specially-commissioned belt.
The three-hour event will be available to watch on Pay-Per-View and on PPV streaming at www.TysonOnTriller.com. The event will include multiple iconic musical performances which will be announced in the coming weeks.
The full fight card is as follows:
Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.
8 rounds - Heavyweight
Featured Bout 2
Jake Paul v. Nate Robinson
6 rounds – 188 lbs.
Featured Bout 3
Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan
8 rounds – 192 lbs.
Featured Bout 4
Hasim Rahman Jr. vs. Rashad Coulter
6 rounds – 210 lbs.
Jamaine Ortiz v. Nahir Albright
8 rounds - 135lbs
Irvin Gonzalez vs. TBA
8 rounds – 126 lbs.
Juiseppe Cusumano vs. Nick Jones
8 rounds – Heavyweight