DraftKings, one of the prestigious sports betting operators, has been selected as Official Sports Betting Partner of the highly anticipated boxing match between two champions – Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. The match is taking place on November 28, 2020 and DraftKings will take on a significant role in the big event.
According to the official information, the match bouts will be sanctioned by CSAC and, at the same time, scored by the World Boxing Athletic Commission. The same organization will select the winner following the pro-fighting rules. Additionally, a knockout will be considered a win.
Commenting on the upcoming event, Chief business officer at DraftKings, Ezra Kucharz said:
“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.”
More About DraftKings Role
Following the organization of the big event, undercard betting on DraftKings will be possible in several states, including Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Tennessee. At the same time, bettors from Illinois, New Hampshire, and New Jersey can place a bet on the main card while national fans can select a free-to-play pool for the upcoming match.
It is also important that DraftKings branding will be visible on the media day, boxing ring, and weigh-in. The company will also deliver the DraftKings Tale of the Bet original series to represents the latest trends, including the percentage of wagers and handle bet placements as well as special market offers.
Speaking on the upcoming match, a producer of the event, Ryan Kavanaugh noted:
“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 match is scheduled for November 28th at 8 pm ET, with three hours of spectacular main card starting at 9:00 pm ET. You can follow the even on a Pay-Per-View basis through cable and satellite providers as well as through the PPV streaming on www.TysonOnTriller.com. Online visitors can also enjoy the music of famous guests such as DaBaby, French Montana, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, and YG with Ne-Yo, who will perform the national anthem.
Chief Growth Officer of Triller, Bonin Bough mentioned:
“Triller is thrilled to have DraftKings as the official betting partner of Tysons 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.”
“DraftKings Teams with Triller to Become the Official Sports Betting Partner of Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr Boxing Match”, draftkings.com, November 25, 2020.