We now have the official rules for Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.
Tyson and Jones are set to collide on Saturday night, November 28. This will be an exhibition affair that’ll take place inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The bout is being regulated by the California State Athletic Commission.
There has been some confusion regarding the rules for this matchup. While it was said that no official winner would be declared for Tyson vs. Jones, the WBC introduced a specially made title for this matchup. The sanctioning body also revealed there will be a remote panel of judges for the exhibition.
Of course, there must be a winner to determine the WBC Frontline Battle titleholder but it won’t be officially recognized. Here’s what CSAC executive director Andy Foster told MMAFighting.com.
“There’s no official judges. The WBC is going to have some guest celebrity judges remotely, not official, not 10-9 [scores], nothing like that. No cumulative score. No winner announced. That’s a very entertainment centered thing. It’s about entertainment. It’s not about competition.”
Here is the official list of rules for Tyson vs. Jones.
Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. Rules
No knockouts allowed
No judges ringside
Winner will not be declared
If a cut occurs, the fight is over
8 rounds for two minutes each