Mike Tyson has spent months hyping up his return to the boxing ring, and he’s going to get paid extremely well for his efforts.
The 54-year-old boxer will reportedly earn $10 million for his exhibition fight against 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday night, according to Yahoo Sports’ reporter Kevin Iole.
Hearing that Tyson will make $10 million and Roy Jones +/- $3 million for their exhibition Saturday.
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) November 25, 2020
According to boxing insider Dan Rafael, Jones’ guarantee is $1 million to step in the ring with Tyson and could possibly earn more if the PPV sells well.
Roy told me in a interview a few days ago his guarantee is $1 million. https://t.co/QZaaCm8uLV
— Dan Rafael (@DanRafael1) November 25, 2020
Not a bad payday for what is going to be an exhibition match where there will be no official winner declared.
Rules For Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. Fight Tonight:
— Eight, two-minute rounds
— 12oz gloves instead of 10oz
— No Knockouts
— Fight is stopped if there's a cut
— There is no official winner
Even still, each fighter will make ~$10-$20 million.pic.twitter.com/MWPtYCT8DV
— Joe Pompliano (@JoePompliano) November 28, 2020
Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. will start at 9pm and will be available on TysononTriller.com for $49.99
The wait is almost over. Pre-Order PPV now on https://t.co/reICVQNyd6! #TysonJones @MikeTyson @RealRoyJonesJr pic.twitter.com/DKViR3yDEo
— TRILLER (@triller) November 27, 2020