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Mike Tyson Vs Roy Jones Jr Official Pay-Per-View Buys Confirmed By Triller Owner

Mike Tyson Vs Roy Jones Jr Official Pay-Per-View Buys Confirmed By Triller Owner

Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr proved to be a commercial hit with boxing fans as Triller owner Ryan Kavanaugh revealed the event received over 1.6m pay-per-view buys.

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The event featured YouTube star Jake Paul against former NBA star Nate Robinson, along with rap legend Snoop Dogg providing commentary at the event.

Triller splashed out a staggering $50m to secure the rights to the fight, charging viewers $50 to order the event in the US.

According to BoxingScene, the social-networking service could have made a hefty $80m if the 'figures hold up.'

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"Despite everyone wanting for it not to work, we upset them by changing things up and making it work and dominated the conversation," Kavanaugh told the publication.

Earlier reports had suggested that Tyson vs Jones could smash past 1m PPV buys, which Dan Rafael described as a 'shockingly high number.'

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The event would also make it the first boxing PPV to surpass the 1m mark since Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin's back-to-back fights in 2017 and 2018, according to BoxingScene.

Ex-undisputed champ Tyson took home nearly $10m from the exhibition fight, while former four-division world champ Jones received a $3m payday.

Tyson's return to the squared circle has led to fellow boxing legend Evander Holyfield calling him out in the hopes of completing their trilogy of fights.

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Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Baddest Man on the Planet, Roy Jones Jr, Boxing, Iron Mike

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