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Rules Changed For Mike Tyson Vs. Roy Jones Jr Bout, Says Promoter

Rules Changed For Mike Tyson Vs. Roy Jones Jr Bout, Says Promoter

There could now be a knockout and a winner will be confirmed for the bout between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.

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He also said no winner will be announced on fight night.

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However, Triller, who are broadcasting the blockbuster clash in America, have disputed the rules.

Triller co-owner Ryan Kavanaugh now says the World Boxing Council will be scoring the contest and there could be a knockout.

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"Know there have been some false rumours swirling, so to be crystal clear - the WBC is scoring the fight," he said.

"There could be a knockout and there will be one winner.

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"Anyone who says there is going to be no judging or no winner either does not understand the rules or has their own agenda. Unquestionably. 100%."

He added: "The only difference in this fight is the gloves are 12 ounces, there are eight rounds and the rounds are two minutes rather than three. That is it.

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"We have nothing but the utmost respect for Andy and everyone at CSAC.

"For total clarity we are not implying that CSAC is picking a winner or scoring.

"WBC is scoring and a winner will be determined using those scores as a basis."

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Kavanaugh continued: "The results will not be reflected on their fight record.

"We apologise for any confusion and look forward to a great night of fights Saturday night."

Tyson vs. Jones Jr headlines this weekend's pay-per-view card from the Staples Center in Los Angeles with Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson and Badou Jack vs. Black McKernan on the undercard.

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

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Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Darren Till, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.