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Mike Tyson's Massive Purse For Boxing Comeback Against Roy Jones Jr Revealed

Mike Tyson's Massive Purse For Boxing Comeback Against Roy Jones Jr Revealed

Boxing legend Mike Tyson will make a huge $10 million for his exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr.

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That's according to Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole who adds that Jones Jr will make around $3 million.

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'Iron' Mike claims he won't receive a penny for his boxing comeback, insisting his purse will be donated to charity.

"It's going to be for various charities," he told TMZ Sports.

"Nobody has to ever worry about me getting rich, or getting jealous, or saying I'm doing [the comeback] for money.

"I'm not getting anything. I just feel good doing this because I can."

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Image: PA
Image: PA

The former world heavyweight champion blew his huge fortune during his professional career.

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But he's since paid off his debts and says he's happy he doesn't have a load of cash.

Speaking in July, he explained: "I'm happy I don't have money anymore, I don't have any money.

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"Cause no one can take anything from me anymore. There are no vultures. Nobody out there trying to take anything from me. So I'm just happy."

Tyson, 54, hasn't fought since his crushing defeat to Kevin McBride in 2005.

Though he looks in phenomenal shape ahead of his first fight in 15 years as he showed off his new physique in his iconic black trunks.

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As for Jones Jr, the 51-year-old last fought in 2018 when he beat Scott Sigmon.

Tyson vs. Jones Jr headlines this weekend's card from Los Angeles with the rules confirmed by California State Athletic Commission executive director Andy Foster.

The eight-round bout will have no official judges scoring the contest, no knockouts are allowed and if there's a bad cut, the fight is over.

The pay-per-view event also features YouTube star Jake Paul who takes on former NBA player Nate Robinson as well as Badou Jack vs. Black McKernan and Viddal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter.

Featured Image Credit: Mike Tyson/Triller

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.