DraftKings just inked a deal alongside Triller to become the official sports betting sponsor for the November 28 Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. fight. DraftKings took to their official Twitter account on Wednesday night to break the news, noting that the move will help the sportsbook push its campaign to become the USA’s betting powerhouse. It is also important to note that it will be the first time Mike Tyson will be clashing with Roy Jones under the latest sports betting technology, interface, and markets.
Triller is an American-owned platform for making videos and social interactions, powered by Proxima Media. DraftKing’s logo and colors will feature on the platform throughout the boxing day and inside the boxing ring during the bout. Triller will also officially air the ‘DraftKings Tale of the Bet’ original series to document sportsbook trends in handles, unique market options, and bet placements. It will be a good business day for Triller as the bout already holds a record in pre-fight pay per view sign-ups.
Four Hours of Showdown
The bout kicks off at 8pm ET on November 28, while viewers across the globe catch it on www.TysonOnTriller.com, satellites, and Pay-Per-View through cable services. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) will oversee the rules of the fight, which include not less than eight two-minute rounds in the four hours of action. The event will be hosted by Mario Lopez and scored by the World Boxing Athletic Commission. The commission recently hinted that it would also be considering knockout as a method of victory.
Within the four hours, there will be overwhelming wagering options, including Moneyline and the winner in terms of rounds. Nearly all sportsbooks have Mike Tyson as their most preferred favorite, and Roy Jones Jr. as the underdog.
Undercard and Main Card Sports Betting
The viewers of the fight will have undercard fights to wager on, powered by DraftKings. Notable parallel actions whose markets will appear on the screen include Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan, Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson, and Hasim Rahman Jr vs. Rashad Coulter. Some of these fighters are notable celebrities like Jake Paul, a famous Youtuber, and Nate Robinson, a former basketball player at the National Basketball Association (NBA). Badou Jack is a former professional World Boxing Council (WBC) super-middleweight champion.
State Lines Restrictions
While the whole nation can stream the fight, only bettors from select states that allow sports betting will wager. For instance, the main card wagering will be available in three states only, including New Jersey, Illinois, and New Hampshire. Undercard wagering will be available in all the above three states alongside Colorado, Iowa, Tennessee, and Indiana. For the free-to-play pool, it will be available to nationwide fans.
Boxing fans and bettors should expect a cutting-edge integration of DraftKings and Triller to give them an experience never witnessed before. DraftKing’s Ryan Kavanaugh noted that viewers would enjoy every minute of this historic face-off. American hip hop culture will also be featured in entertainment as notable household names like Wiz Khalifa, DaBaby, Ne-Yo, and Lil Wayne confirm their attendance to perform the national anthem.