What to really watch on Tyson-Jones
This Saturday, the big hype and hoopla taking place is the heavyweight exhibition between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones as both men make their long-awaited in-ring debut. Full transparency here, I can’t get behind the exhibition that is behind a paywall and, at the end of the day, based on the rules thoroughly laid out for it, a waste of everyone’s time.
Look, I know there is this bizarre morbid curiosity for what will happen in the ring. Both Tyson and Jones talking up the fight will have you believe that these two will relive their 90s heydays in the ring, but it’s been made pretty clear that if either man is in danger, this fight will get halted. Don’t let my haterade here distract you from the fact that this boxing pay-per-view will do big numbers, and they have mentioned as much.
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) November 25, 2020
So while the main event is what is everyone is checking, what else is on this card should I pay attention to?
This is where I can tell you there are a few actual boxing matches on this card.
One of the fights I can point you to via what was approved via Boxrec as of this writing is the contest featuring undefeated lightweight prospect Jamaine Ortiz (13-0, 7 KOs) as he in action against Sulaiman Segawa (13-2-1, 4 KOs). I spoke to Ortiz during the pandemic, and his goal was to challenge for a regional title to boost his ranking. This contest against Segawa, which is for a regional WBC title, will boost his standing with a victory as he tries to move up the ranks.
Anything else justifying the $49.95 sticker on this? Well…
Badou Jack takes on undefeated Blake McKernan in what will probably go three rounds before Blake McKernan is likely stopped. Jack comes into this as a tune-up and is heavily favored. Nothing missed if you don’t catch this one.
Youtube Star Jake Paul (1-0) takes on former three-time NBA Slam Dunk Champion Nate Robinson in his pro debut. Crazy as it sounds, Robinson comes in a live underdog, but this has no interest for me at all whatsoever.
Featherweights Irvin Gonzalez is taking on Edward Vazquez in an eight-rounder. Vazquez overcame a knockdown to win a close decision against Adam Ocha in one of the many “Bubble shows” Top Rank put on during the Jamel Herring- Jonathan Oquendo undercard. It’s prospects and should at least be an interesting one to give you a nod on checking out at least.
But that is the card for Saturday night leading into the Tyson-Jones contest. Enjoy the fights if you’re checking it out. I’ll be “that guy” and have someone tell me about it.