MIKE TYSON and Roy Jones Jr make their eagerly anticipated return to the ring this month and here's how the bookies see the legendary bout.

'Iron Mike' is the odds-on favourite as he comes out of retirement after hanging up his gloves 15 years ago.


Paddy Power have Tyson, 54, at 1/2 to defeat his old foe Jones at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Jones who is three years younger is a slightly bigger price to win at 7/4.

Tyson's last fight was in 2005 – when he lost to Kevin McBride before his premature retirement.

But Iron Mike has dropped an incredible six stone to get in shape to face Jones.

Jones, known as Captain Hook, was last in action in just 2018 – where he won via a unanimous-decision against Scott Sigmon.

Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr odds

Outright winner

Mike Tyson: 1/2

Roy Jones: 7/4

Draw: 10/1


Tyson – who has earned a fierce reputation as the 'Baddest Man on the Planet' – said he sees broken bones as fun ahead of the fight.

He said: "We're throwing punches at each other.

"This is going to be my definition of fun… broken eye sockets, broken jaw, broken rib. That's fun to me."


Jones knows he's in for a hellish fight against Tyson and is expecting a brutal opening round.

Jones said: "He's still Mike Tyson, he's still one of the strongest, most explosive people who ever touched a boxing ring.

If anything, I made a mistake going in with him. He's the bigger guy, he's the explosive guy. He's going to have all the first-round fireworks, not me.

"I do have first-round fireworks, but he's known for more first-round fireworks than anybody to ever touch boxing, other than maybe George Foreman."

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