What’s the undercard?
As I’ve said before, it is a four-fight main card for this exhibition – although there has been a change.
Rashad Coulter had been due to take on unbeaten British talent Viddal Riley before Ridley picked up a back injury, which opened for the door for Hasim Rahman Jr to step in, only for him to test positive for COVID.
Here’s the updated card:
Jamaine Ortiz (13-0) vs Sulaiman Segawa (13-2-1) – WBC lightweight title fight (8 rounds)
Badou Jack (22-3-3) vs Blake McKernan (13-0) – light heavyweights (8 rounds)
Jake Paul (1-0) vs Nate Robinson (0-0) – cruiserweights (6 rounds)
Mike Tyson (50-6) vs Roy Jones Jr. (66-9)
I’m not sure where you stand on this, but if the main event is going to be a bit of a circus sideshow, then the undercard is the popcorn stand you walk past on the way to the main arena.
Sure, popcorn is great, but has limited nutritional value and will probably still leave you feeling a little hungry.
For a start, YouTuber Jake Paul taking on former NBA slam dunk champion Nate Robinson is just completely barmy. I just have no idea what to expect from that.
That Paul weighed in wearing a Super Saiyan wig in order to honour a Dragon Ball Z character makes it even more ridiculous and has me somewhat questioning my life choices…
And before that, Badou Jack has some pedigree as a two-weight world champion – he takes on Blake McKernan. I mean, that’s going to be pretty interesting I guess.
And any title fight is worth watching, so this first fight might be a fun watch.