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Mike Tyson's comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr is set to cost boxing fans a huge $49 on pay-per-view.
The Athletic have reported that Tyson's first fight in 15 years will set fight fans back $49, which equates to £39.
It will be streamed on Triller who have paid a premium to secure rights to the fight.
Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr exhibition fight will cost $49.99 on PPV, Sept 12th.
- Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) July 28, 2020
Boxing fans around the world have reacted to the news and they aren't impressed at the price of the show.
Who the hell is on the undercard!? For almost $50 I want alot... pic.twitter.com/FRWO8vTtTU
- LORD Samuel dillinger (@LocoSamuelJoshy) July 28, 2020
Anyone that pays actual money to watch that pr bullshit needs to get their head checked, Tyson was past it in 2002 nevermind 18 years later.
- T (@TikTakTom) July 28, 2020
For an exhibition where the promotion has sais they will be sparring and KO unlikely. I'll pass
- Nodig (@Nodig1980) July 28, 2020
Isn't it just literally a spar with nobody actually trying to win?
- Paul O'Grady (@SlickOG) July 28, 2020
Despite the steep price, it still doesn't take the crown for most expensive boxing pay-per-view in the United States.
Watching Floyd Mayweather and Manny Paquiao's 'Battle For Greatness' in 2015 cost a cool $99.
Meanwhile, Tyson and Jones Jr have agreed to an eight-round clash and the bout can only be determined by a knockout with no judges scoring the contest.
The duo won't be wearing headgear and will be wearing larger than normal gloves.
It has also been disclosed that the fight will be stopped if either fighter receives a cut, according to California State Athletic Commission executive director Andy Foster.
I. AM. BACK. #legendsonlyleague. September 12th vs @RealRoyJonesJr on #Triller and PPV #frontlinebattle @TysonLeague pic.twitter.com/eksSfdjDzK
- Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) July 23, 2020
Foster explained: "Tyson and Jones Jr won't be wearing headgear for the fight.
"They'll be lacing up 12-ounce gloves and there won't be any judges present at the fight to score the action.
"So, technically there won't be a winner unless a knockout somehow occurs. Or, either fighter is deemed unfit to continue."
He added: "They can move around and make some money, but I told them 'if you get cut, it's over.'"
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