How to Watch Mike Tyson fight without cable
Mike Tyson is returning to the boxing ring on Saturday night to fight Roy Jones Jr.
The two boxing legends are not just champions, but hall of fame champions. Their prime fighting days are long behind them. But with shorter rounds and heavier gloves, the world may witness an action-packed matchup between the aging boxers.
The Tyson-Jones fight is a pay-per-view event on Fite.tv, and you can watch the live pre-show for free.
The rules of the Tyson-Jones Jr. fight are structured a little different than a typical professional fight.
Tyson, 54, and Jones, 51, have agreed to fight during 8 two-minute rounds. Tyson and Jones will be wearing 12-ounce gloves instead of 10-ounce gloves. The fight may be shorter than a typical boxing match, but that may force a more intense fight.
According to ESPN, there will be no official judges or official scorecards, so no winner will be announced. The World Boxing Council will have judges working remotely, and will award a belt to the boxer they announce as the winner. Saturday’s matchup is an exhibition fight.
Despite the age of boxers, seeing Tyson and Jones back in the ring should make for a compelling matchup.
Tyson retired in 2005 after losing to Kevin McBride. Jones continued to fight beyond his prime. His last fight was Feb. 8, 2018, which ended in a unanimous decision victory over Scott Sigmon. But Jones hasn’t had a significant win since 2009 when he defeated Jeff Lacy.
“Iron Mike” Tyson has a record of 50-6-0, while “Superman” Jones Jr. is 66-9-0. But the Jones vs Tyson matchup isn’t just about potentially notching another win or maintaining egos. There is a $13 million purse for the fight.
Yahoo Sports reports that Mike Tyson will make $10 million from the fight. Roy Jones Jr. will make around $3 million with at least $1 million guaranteed.
How to Watch PPV Jones vs Tyson on Firestick, Roku or Xbox
If you want to watch the Tyson vs Jones fight without cable, you can buy the pay-per-view on Fite.tv. After buying the PPV (for $49.99), you can live stream all the prelims and main card in Full HD resolution.
Fite.TV has apps for Amazon Fire TV Stick, Android TV Smart TVs, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku. You can also use Fite.tv to live stream the Jones vs Tyson match on an Xbox or PlayStation game console.
You can also buy an official pay-per-view through your cable provider. Fite.tv says it will give customers unlimited replays until Feb. 28, 2021.
You can sign up for the Tyson vs Jones fight, and then use your account credentials to sign in from your streaming device.
The full fight card for the Tyson vs Jones begins 8 p.m. ET. Actual bell time is 9 p.m. at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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How do you get it on Xbox because Fite.TV doesn’t register in any of the searches I have tried.