MIKE TYSON and Roy Jones Jr will NOT fight for the WBC Front Line Battle Belt during their comeback clash on November 28.

The two American legends have dusted off their gloves for an exhibition fight this month aged 54 and 51 respectively.


Last month it was rumoured the WBC would crown a new champion with the Front Line Battle Belt.

Jones said the incentive gave him even more motivation to shock Tyson – who still boasts ferocious hand speed and power – in their eagerly-anticipated fight.

But the WBC have confirmed the pair won't fight for an official belt – but WILL both walk away with a commemorative strap for their efforts.

Win or lose, Tyson AND Jones will go home with a strap reading 'Front Line Battle – Black Lives Matter'.

The WBC revealed: “The WBC is honoured to support their exhibition match scheduled for November 28.

"[Tyson and Jones] will go into the ring with the admirable purpose of raising funds for charitable campaigns in the 'Front Line Battle'.

“This exhibition match is sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission involving thorough medical examinations.

“With VADA performing the Clean Boxing Program out of competition anti-doping testing to both.


“The WBC has prepared a unique belt to commemorate this occasion.

"Each fighter will receive a belt in recognition of their innovative efforts to bring entertainment to the world.

"It’s a great cause during these challenging and harsh times for humanity."

Giving even more detail about the fight, the WBC revealed they would introduce 'a fun innovation' including three 'legendary champions' scoring the fight.

The WBC continued: “A fun innovation is also being organised for November 28.

"The WBC Remote Scoring System will be used.

"We also have three legendary champions score the exhibition.

“They will judge via specific criteria, to provide additional entertainment to the fans from around the world.”

The WBC regularly design new belts for blockbuster bouts.

They notably created the 'Adolfo Lopez Mateos' strap for the rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez.

Meanwhile, Tyson Fury got his hands on the WBC 'Mayan' belt when he outpointed Otto Wallin in September 2019.

And who could forget the WBC 'Money' belt designed for the extravaganza between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor which cost £310,000 to create.

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