Mike Tyson Weighs 224, Roy Jones Is 210



Mike Tyson Weighs 224, Roy Jones Is 210

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. will meet Saturday at The Staples Center for the WBC Frontline Title, in a promotion not tagged “The Fiftysomethings Face-off.”

They stepped on the scale Friday afternoon, and showed off their dad bods for fight fans. For the record, 95% of men and 99% of American men would kill to have those physiques at those ages.

Mike Tyson weighed in at 224 pounds for his Nov. 28, 2020 exhibition versus Roy Jones.

The platform for the scrap, and support bouts, is “Triller,” under the umbrella of “Tyson’s Legends Only League.” There's some free fare starting at 8 pm ET, a free hour of live boxing, before the start of the pay-per-view main card at 9.

Tyson is, for the record, 54. Jones is 51. They have done a good job hyping the battle, and now it will be up to them to give bang for the bucks.

The Tyson-Jones bout is an eight-round exhibition; they will wear 12 oz. gloves, and will fight two minute rounds. YouTuber Jake Paul faces former NBAer star Nate Robinson and former two-time world champion Badou Jack battles Blake McKernan in an 8-round cruiserweight bout. 

Here are the weights for the fighters taking part:

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.