The Astonishing Amount Triller Paid To Secure The Streaming Rights For Mike Tyson Vs. Roy Jones Jr
Tyson is set to make his highly-anticipated boxing comeback against fellow legend Jones Jr in California on September 12.
.@MikeTyson and Roy Jones Jr. are back in the ring for an 8 round PPV exhibition on @triller this September --> https://t.co/d6Y3X1qrKG
- TRILLER (@triller) July 23, 2020
The eight-round exhibition bout will be streamed via Triller and the app, which is considered competition for TikTok, splashed out a staggering amount to land the clash.
Reports claim the app paid around $50 million (£39 million) to broadcast Tyson's return on their channel.
I. AM. BACK. #legendsonlyleague. September 12th vs @RealRoyJonesJr on #Triller and PPV #frontlinebattle @TysonLeague pic.twitter.com/eksSfdjDzK
- Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) July 23, 2020
Triller have yet to announce the pay-per-view price for Tyson vs. Jones Jr with 'Iron' Mike donating his purse to charity.
Jones Jr suggested he could make as much as $10 million (£7.8 million) if PPV sales are strong.
And speaking ahead of their bout, the 51-year-old fired a warning to his upcoming opponent.
"I understand because Mike doesn't just look like a killer he is a killer," he said.
"If Mike doesn't kill quick he's fighting one of the smartest savviest guys to ever do the thing, if he don't kill quick he's in trouble. 'If you don't kill right away what are you going to do? I seen all those smoking videos don't think I don't know what's going on, I'm not stupid."
The rules for Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr announced ahead of exhibition bout on September 12th. :grimacing:https://t.co/tHRPhY3x53 pic.twitter.com/4y1VWhxJg9
- SPORTbible (@sportbible) July 24, 2020
He added: "I'm not going to try and go out there in the first round and take him out like I'm a fool. He's still strong early, he's still a strong lion.
"But I've got a cheetah's mentality which means I've got to get quick. If he don't kill me quick his ass belongs to me then."
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