Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr. fight earned $80 million in pay-per-view: report
The Tyson-Jones fight ranks in the Top 10 most purchased pay-per-view events of all time.
Mike Tyson might be tempted to get back in the ring for a second time especially after the latest revenue figures from his bout with Roy Jones Jr. were estimated at around $80 million.
Tyson’s Legends Only League sold more than 1.6 million pay-per-view buys at around $50 each, meaning the legendary rematch raked in more than $80 million, according to USA Today.
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While not saying how much revenue the fight generated, Triller owner Ryan Kavanaugh, whose platform distributed the event, told BoxingScene.com that the Tyson-Jones fight ranks in the Top 10 most purchased pay-per-view events of all time.
“Despite everyone wanting for it not to work, we upset them by changing things up and making it work and dominated the conversation,” he said.
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The 54-year-old Tyson and the 51-year-old Jones went the full eight rounds at the Staples Center in an exhibition match on Nov. 28. The fight ended in a draw but social media ruled in favor of Tyson.
Since then a number of fighters have come out to challenge Tyson who remains in peak fighting form, despite his age.
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Holyfield told TMZ Sports on Sunday that his team has been in contact with Tyson about setting up a date for an exhibition match and he’s “confident” that a rematch will happen.