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Mike Tyson's Boxing Comeback In Serious Doubt As Roy Jones Jr Threatens To Pull Out

Mike Tyson's Boxing Comeback In Serious Doubt As Roy Jones Jr Threatens To Pull Out

Roy Jones Jr has threatened to walk away from the Mike Tyson showdown after it was postponed until November.

Boxing legends Jones Jr, 51, and Tyson, 54, agreed to an eight-round exhibition bout to be held in Carson, California, on September 12.

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But the high-profile clash has been pushed back 11 weeks to November 28.

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And Jones Jr is furious with the date change as he takes legal action and has threatened to pull out of the match against 'Iron' Mike.

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"We're trying to figure something out, my lawyers is (sic) talking with their lawyers, trying to figure out ways to make it a better situation so that I can compensated for it, that is more beneficial for me to do," he explained.

"If they don't make it make sense, it (the fight) would be off.

"Why would I change the date and mess up the rest of my year when I agreed to September 12."

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Reports claim social media app Triller, who have secured the exclusive rights to air Tyson vs. Jones Jr, delayed the contest to allow fans to return to generate extra revenue.

And Jones Jr says he needs to be compensated if there is a live gate for their fight.

"They said they wanted to get a crowd, if you want to get a crowd, that's a different type of money. If you want a big event, that's a different type of money," he added.

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"You think I'm going to say, okay, let's look at my money, but I'm not getting no better percent. How dumb is that to me? So, let's see what happens."

When asked if the delay could help in his training, Jones Jr replied: "If everything works out, yes. I don't know if things... if everything will work out yet.

"But if everything works out then yeah, it probably will help me."

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Will Tyson vs. Jones Jr go ahead in November? Stay tuned.

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

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Nasir Jabbar

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, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.