Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. Odds: Tyson, Jake Paul Open as Favorites at Staples Center
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- Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. will square off in a boxing exhibition that will feature Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson on the undercard at Staples Center.
- Get the latest on how the lines for each fight are moving.
Boxing Odds: Tyson vs. Jones
Well … it’s really happening. Boxing greats Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. will headline a fight card featuring a YouTuber, former basketball player and active pro boxers on Saturday at Staples Center (9 p.m. ET on FITE TV).
Tyson and Jones are scheduled for an eight-round exhibition match that was described by the executive officer of the California State Athletic Commission as “hard sparring” and will include a referee.
More importantly, though, we finally have some odds. DraftKings, the official betting partner of the match, posted odds for the main event and former undisputed heavyweight champion “Iron” Mike opened as the -235 favorite over Jones who is a +175 underdog.
(For the unfamiliar, -235 means a $235 wager would profit $100, while a $100 wager on +175 would pay out $175.)
DraftKings will also offer odds on undercard fights per a press release sent out on Wednesday:
Undercard sports betting on DraftKings will be available in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Tennessee while bettors in Illinois, New Hampshire and New Jersey can wager on the main card and fans nationwide can enter a free-to-play pool for the match.
The undercard will include a co-main event between YouTuber Jake Paul (-225), who will fight former NBA player Nate Robinson (+165).
Tyson, 55, hasn’t fought professionally since 2005, while Jones, 51, fought a 10-round bout in 2018 and has fought eight times since 2015.
According to reporting from Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports, Tyson is in line to make $10 million for this fight (which he will donate to charity) and Jones is expected to make between $1 million to $3 million.