DraftKings, the daily fantasy and sports betting operator which is never shy of sponsoring sporting teams and events, announced Wednesday it has become the “Official Sports Betting Partner” for the big boxing match between former undisputed heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson and former four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr.
4 Hours of Boxing
The boxing event which will mark the highly anticipated return to the boxing ring of Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. is set to take place November 28 and will air globally at 8pm ET. The 4-hour event hosted by Mario Lopez will have its main card available on Pay-Per-View through cable, satellite and streaming on www.TysonOnTriller.com.
“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.”Ezra Kucharz, Chief Business Officer, DraftKings
As part of the sponsorship agreement for the event, DraftKings branding will appear throughout the match’s media day, weigh-in and boxing ring, and DraftKings will develop a “DraftKings Tale of the Bet” series to reflect on sportsbook trends, bet placements, percentage of bets and handle, as well as unique market offers.
“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.”Ezra Kucharz, Chief Business Officer, DraftKings
Undercard and Main Card Betting, Free-To-Play-Pool
The undercard bouts will also feature interesting pairs, including YouTuber Jake Paul against former NBA player Nate Robinson, former WBC super-middleweight champion Badou Jack pitted against Blake McKernan and Hasim Rahman Jr will face Rashad Coulter.
Residents in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Tennessee will be able to bet on the undercard matches, while the main card betting will be available for bettors in Illinois, New Hampshire and New Jersey. Nationwide, sports fans will have the option to join a free-to-play pool for the match.
“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.”Ryan Kavanaugh, Producer
Bonin Bough, Chief Growth Officer at Triller expressed his excitement to have DraftKings as the official betting partner for the anticipated return of Mike Tyson, seeing the sports betting operator as the official facilitator for the event, as well as a new brand partner of entertainment platform.
Musical guests, including DaBaby, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and YG with Ne-Yo were invited to the event and will perform the national anthem.