Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. rules confirmed for exhibition

Mike Tyson will return to the ring Saturday night. Photo Getty Images

The most highly anticipated sporting events during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend features a pair of boxing legends in an exhibition bout.

Mike Tyson age 54 will step back into the ring for the first time in over a decade as he faces off with Roy Jones Jr, who was a multi-weight class champion and regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers.

The executive director of Athletic Commission Andy Foster said let’s call it an exhibition. I want the public to know what this is because I don’t want people to be disappointed.

According to Foster the rules surrounding an exhibition are much different than a sanctioned fight. Tyson and Jones will actually be handed a belt after the bout is over but no winner will be declared

Tyson and Jones are taking this matchup quite seriously as they look to put on a show for the exhibition.

Here are a few more rules in place for the Tyson vs. Jones Jr. exhibition

— The bout will take place over 8 rounds at two minutes each.

— Tyson and Jones will be wearing 12-ounce gloves

— If either boxer suffers a bad cut, the exhibition is over.

— The boxers will not be required to wear headgear

Source: BBC Sports