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Tyson vs. Jones Jr Betting Odds, The Tale of the Tape

Mike Tyson is returning to the ring to face another boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. Both men surpass the 50-year-old milestone, but from the footage we've seen, they can still throw it down. 

Here at Skybook, we are thrilled to have Iron Mike and Captain Hook back in the ring. Register now to access the best boxing odds for this fight. 

In the spirit of fighting, we've prepared our version of The Tale of the Tape.

Knockouts

Mike Tyson was considered the "baddest" man on the planet. That nickname doesn't come without reason, with 44 KOs in 50 wins, Tyson holds an impressive 88% KO efficiency with 19 consecutive fights won by knockout.

Roy Jones Jr. was as impressive as any boxer alive back in the 1990s and early 2000s. He has 47 KO wins out of the 66 times he got his hand raised. With a 71% KO effectiveness to leave the opponents out cold.

As expected, Mike's power overshadows the one of Jones Jr.

Win Percentage

Tyson was the most feared man in the world and rightfully so. However, he had quite the cliff to fall at the end of his career. His professional record stands 50-6-2 NC, which equals an 86% success rate.

Roy Jones had a much lengthier career than Tyson. He fought a total of 75 professional fights, winning 66 of them, representing 88% of them all. 

This category belongs to Jones.

Titles and awards

As we know, these are two of the elite fighters the sport of boxing has ever seen. Thus, world titles are no strangers to be held by both men, and neither are boxing awards. 

Tyson won the following:

  • WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight championships
  • Ring magazine Prospect of the Year (1985)
  • 2× Ring magazine Fighter of the Year (1986, 1988)
  • 2× Sugar Ray Robinson Award winner (1987, 1989)
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality (1989)
  • International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee (Class of 2011)
  • "Guirlande d'Honneur" by the FICTS (Milan, 2010)

Jones won:

  • Middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight championships
  • Unified Light Heavyweight Champion (WBA, WBC, and IBF)
  •  Most wins in unified light heavyweight title bouts in boxing history (12)
  • The Ring Fighter of the Year (1994)
  • World Boxing Hall of Fame Fighter of the Year (2003)
  • Three-time winner of the Best Boxer ESPY Award (1996, 2000, and 2003)
  • The Boxing Writers Association of America's Fighter of the Decade (the 1990s).

Tough round, but because of longevity and versatility, let's give it to Jones.

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Reputation

Both fighters have an incredible reputation as top boxers. Jones Jr is regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers of all time. But Iron Mike is the scariest being to ever graced the squared circle. 

Both reputations are of high quality, but the sheer fear Tyson provoked is enough to give him this category.

Physical Form

Last but not least, let's focus on the present. If the latest training videos are to go by, Tyson is in peak condition for what a 54-year-old man can be. Jones retired two years ago, so his form shouldn't be that rusty. 

This one is a draw, Tyson is impressive, but Jones is younger and retired much recently than Mike.

Actual Tale of the Tape

Tyson:

Nicknames: Baddest man on the planet, Iron Mike

  1. Record: 50-6, 44 KOs
  2. Height: 5'10"
  3. Weight: 233*
  4. Reach: 71"
  5. Age: 54
  6. Stance: Orthodox
  7. Rounds: 215

*Official weight from last fight in 2005.

Jones:

Nicknames: Junior, Captain Hook

  1. Record: 66-9, 47 KOs
  2. Height: 5'11"
  3. Weight: 199*
  4. Reach: 74"
  5. Age: 51
  6. Stance: Orthodox
  7. Rounds: 495

*Official weight from last fight in 2018.