Mike Tyson Fight Roy Jones Tyson, age 54, was retired in an exhibition last month for Roy Jones Jr, age 51. The highly anticipated struggle in Los Angeles at the Staples Center ended with a draw.
The UK battle for a prize of £19,95 was demonstrated by BT Sport Box Office. Triller’s social media website has aired a $50 (€37) pay-per-visual fight in the US.
Triller was going to produce £60m, as over 1.6 million fans tuned in to see it, according to RT. The owner Ryan Kavanaugh hit his website, with over 100 million users per month, before the fight with the critics who had slated it.
He said to BoxingScene, “Despite everyone wanting for it not to work, we upset them by changing things up and making it work and dominated the conversation.”
The exhibition boxing match between former undisputed world champion, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., former world four divisions Champion Roy Jones Jr. was an exhibition boxing match. This fight was conducted by the California State Athletic Commission at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on November 28th, 2020 (CSAC).
In September 2006, a year after his retirement, Tyson stated that he would begin on a world tour of fair fights billed as “Mike Tyson’s World Tour” in a bid to overcome the debt he was in at the time.
His first bout lasted for four rounds and took place at the Chevrolet Centre in Youngstown, Ohio, on October 20, 2006, against former professional boxer and Tyson’s sparring partner Corey Sanders. With 6,000 fans in attendance, the fight failed to live up to expectations and saw the crowd often booing with displeasure This would be the only exhibition fight of the tour to take place.
In a YouTube interview with rapper T.I, Tyson first mentioned the idea of returning to exhibition fights. He then wailed his possibility of returning to the ring a few weeks later, posting two brief online videos of himself training on his Instagram account, declaring ‘I’m back’ at the end of the second video. In April 2020, “I want to go to the gym and get in shape to box three to four round exhibitions of some charities and stuff.”
Later that month, during a live Facebook stream, he said, “It’s possible to do anything. Now, I feel unstoppable. The war gods reawaken me, set my ego on fire, and want me to war again Mike Tyson Fight Roy Jones.
Roy Jones Jr.
Jones’ final end of his 29 years of career was on the 8th of February 2018, after defeating Scott Sigmon in a unanimous decision at the Bay Center in Pensacola, Florida. When the blow came, Jones announced that he would retire, but he left the door unlocked to return for UFC fighter Anderson Silva. I know this is the only other battle that Roy Jones is going to wage, but Anderson is still suspended.
Information about the fight:
Tyson was contacted by Australian boxing promoter Brian Amatruda following his Instagram and Facebook live stream with an offer of $1 million for facing one of three boxers at the show: former Australian rule player Barry Hall, ex-rugby player Paul Gallen or former rugby league player Sonny Bill Williams. The boxing promoter was announced on the first page.
“Mike read in the daily mail that he was going to fight against a rugby player,” says famous agent Max Markson, who was the middleman between the Amatruda and the Tyson team. “He said he was going to not do this, as it is an insult to boxing.
Further offers came from President Feldman of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), President David Feldman, for 20 million dollars, in order to combat an opponent of Tyson’s choice as far as that opposing party has been contractually awarded BKFC, and Boston Boxing Promotions Chairman Peter Czymor, who had previously been defeated by Tyson by disqualification in 1995 for 1,1 million dollars.
In an interview with BoxingScene.com Holyfield expressed his wish to face Tyson in the ring by saying, “I already have done what I wanted to do in my career and was the best thing I could be. If it weren’t for ch, then he had a lot of fun with the videos, but it was not for the sake of the hell that it would be better.
The battle was divided and the battle was scored by three judges: Chad Dawson (76-76 draw), Christy Martin (79-73 for Tyson), and Vinny Pazienza Theater (76-80 for Jones).