The ‘Official Sports Betting Partner’ for the upcoming boxing match between MTyson and Roy Jones Jr. has been revealed as DraftKings.
The match, which will take place on 28 November, has, subject to state restrictions, partnered with DraftKings as its official sports betting partner, along with a free-to-play pool available nationwide.
Ezra Kucharz, chief business officer at DraftKings: “Viewers of this fight will be at the forefront of a premier and customer-first event that pits two generationally dominant boxing talents against one another while also integrating DraftKings branding and exclusive sportsbook data for a seamless second-screen experience.
“Sports betting technology has evolved exponentially since Mike Tyson or Roy Jones Jr. were crowned world champions, so seeing these legends now clash within this innovative era of our industry is something special.”
In Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Tennessee, DraftKings can offer undercard sports betting, while bettors in Illinois, New Hampshire and New Jersey will wager on the main card.
In addition, the logo of DraftKings will be prominently displayed during the media day, weigh-in and boxing ring, boosting the operator’s visibility.
The sportsbook will also create an exclusive “DraftKings Tale of the Bet” series as part of the sponsorship to capture betting patterns such as percentage of bets and handles, major bet placements and exclusive market offers.
Ryan Kavanaugh, a producer of the event said: “We couldn’t be happier to have DraftKings as the betting partner for the Tyson vs. Jones Jr. fight. This is an epic event we will all remember, and it is exciting to have the power and scale of DraftKings allow viewers to participate in a meaningful way.”
The fights between the former world heavyweight champion and the former four-division world champion will both be approved by the CSAC and graded by the World Boxing Athletic Commission, which will also pick a winner based on the principles of pro-fighting, with a knockout also considered a victory.
The highly awaited return of Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., hosted by Mario Lopez, headlines the four-hour live event that will air globally on November 28 at 8 pm ET, through PPV cable and satellite channels, as well as Triller’s PPV streaming.
Bonin Bough, Chief Growth Officer of Triller: “Triller is thrilled to have DraftKings as the official betting partner of Tyson’s return. With fans excited to participate in this significant face-off, we knew we needed an official facilitator. They become one of the many new brand partners to join the Triller family and the integration we have planned with them is nothing short of amazing.”