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Mike Tyson Vs Roy Jones Jr Will Cost Boxing Fans A Staggering Price On Pay-Per-View

Mike Tyson Vs Roy Jones Jr Will Cost Boxing Fans A Staggering Price On Pay-Per-View

Mike Tyson's comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr is set to cost boxing fans a huge $49 on pay-per-view.

Tyson's return to boxing at 54-years-old was confirmed last week and he'll take on Jones Jr on September 12.

The Athletic have reported that Tyson's first fight in 15 years will set fight fans back $49, which equates to £39.

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It will be streamed on Triller who have paid a premium to secure rights to the fight.

Boxing fans around the world have reacted to the news and they aren't impressed at the price of the show.

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Despite the steep price, it still doesn't take the crown for most expensive boxing pay-per-view in the United States.

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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.

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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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Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Roy Jones Jr, Boxing, Legends

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.

 

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