WBC crafts belt for Tyson vs Jones Jr fight

The World Boxing Council (WBC) has created a Frontline championship belt for Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr fight.

The belt will be awarded to the winner of the fight, which has been titled the ‘Frontline Battle.’

Despite being an exhibition bout, the two legendary fighters will be fighting for a championship belt.

The 54-year-old Tyson and 51-year-old Jones are set to meet on November 28th on pay-per-view.

The bout will be scored by a panel of three champions using the WBC’s remote scoring program.

Fight to stop in case of injury

According to CSAC executive director Andy Foster the fight will be stopped if either man suffers a cut.

He insisted that both Tyson and Jones should not be looking to score a knockout.

“I wanted to have their assurances that they understand, ‘I don’t care if they spar. I don’t care if they work,” he said.

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“They are world-class athletes, even still. They have a right to earn, and all these types of things.”

“They’re about the same age. We can’t mislead the public as to this is some kind of real fight.”

“They can get into it a little bit, but I don’t want people to get hurt. They know the deal,” he noted.

Exhibition not a fight

According to Andy Foster, it will be more of an exhibition rather than a fight meaning that the harm will be less.

“It’s an exhibition. They can exhibit their boxing skills, but I don’t want them using their best efforts to hurt each other.”

“They’re going to spar hard, but they shouldn’t be going for a knockout. This isn’t a record-book type of fight.”

“This is not world-championship boxing right now. It’s not what this is. People shouldn’t be getting knocked out.”

“The public can see what kind of shape Roy and Mike are still in,” he noted.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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