Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr PPV ‘will cost fans a staggering £39’ to watch exhibition boxing bout

MIKE TYSON’S boxing comeback in opposition to Roy Jones Jr will reportedly cost battle fans a staggering £39 on pay-per-view.

After months of teasing a sensational return to the ring on social media, 54-year-old Iron Mike signed the contract final week.

Mike Tyson will return to boxing at the age of 54 in September

Mike Tyson will return to boxing on the age of 54 in SeptemberCredit score: Instagram
Roy Jones Jr has admitted he is fearful of going to war against Mike Tyson

Roy Jones Jr has admitted he’s petrified of going to conflict in opposition to Mike TysonCredit score: Getty – Contributor

He’ll battle fellow boxing legend, 51-year-old Jones Jr, on September 12 in California.

And in accordance to The Athletic, battle fans within the US can have to stump up $49.99, round £39, if they need to watch the exhibition bout.

However that’s nonetheless effectively in need of the best PPV value within the US.

It cost battle fans $99 to watch Floyd Mayweather simply outpoint Manny Pacquiao in Might 2015.

UK viewers had it a lot simpler, costing £24.95 on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace.

Tyson Fury’s controversial draw with Deontay Wilder again in December 2018 cost Individuals $75.

It’s not recognized how a lot Tyson vs Jones Jr will cost for fans within the UK on the time of writing.

Tyson has been inundated with battle presents since he introduced he was popping out of retirement after 15 years.

Nevertheless it’s Jones Jr that can step into the ring with the previous Baddest Man on the Planet first.


The bout will likely be an eight-round exhibition however the age of its rivals has cut up opinion.

And even Jones Jr acknowledged the chance of preventing past the age of 50, particularly in opposition to somebody with the ability of Tyson.

He advised World Boxing Information: “His legs are enormous and his thighs are enormous. His arms are enormous and his neck is large!

“It’s very dangerous, sure. However God’s accountable for all.

“[Previously] I used to be beating all people in each weight class I used to be in, so what you gonna do?

“It’s like David and Goliath. He’s a big monster, we all know.

“I’m little David and all I’ve got is God on my side, which is all I’m gonna need.”


Tyson’s opponent final fought in 2018 and is a former pound for pound champ.

Tyson has shed six stone in anticipation for his return to the ring and promised to give all the pieces as soon as he climbs between the ropes.

Now evidently the winner might solely be decided through knockout – if both man even will get that probability.

It has emerged that the conflict will likely be stopped if both receives a lower.

California State Athletic Fee govt director Andy Foster spoke to Boxingscene.com to clarify: “Tyson and Jones Jr gained’t be sporting headgear for the battle.

“They’ll be lacing up 12-ounce gloves and there gained’t be any judges current on the battle to rating the motion.

“So, technically there won’t be a winner unless a knockout somehow occurs. Or, either fighter is deemed unfit to continue.”

SunSport just lately reported how fans could possibly be pressured to pay a file pay-per-view charge to watch the potential all-British showdown between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

World Boxing Information claims “a fee of between £29.95 and £49.95 will be considered for the first time on Sky Sports and BT Sport Box Office” for the PPV extravaganza.

Mike Tyson smokes a enormous joint as he indicators the deal for comeback battle in opposition to Roy Jones Jr

MIKE TYSON’S boxing comeback in opposition to Roy Jones Jr will reportedly cost battle fans a staggering £39 on pay-per-view.