Mike Tyson’s hugely anticipated comeback against Roy Jones Jr will ‘cost fight fans a whopping £39 to watch on pay-per-view’
- Mike Tyson will make his boxing comeback against Roy Jones Jr in September
- The boxing legends are set to face off in an eight-round exhibition in California
- Fans will have to part with £39 to watch fight between Tyson, 54, and Jones Jr, 51
- Jones Jr recently admitted that fighting former champion Tyson is ‘very risky’
Mike Tyson’s comeback fight against fellow boxing legend Roy Jones Jr will reportedly set fans back £39 to watch on pay-per-view.
After months of teasing a sensational return to boxing at the age of 54, Tyson confirmed last week he has signed contracts to face Jones Jr, 51, in California on September 12.
The fight, which will be an eight-round exhibition, will cost Americans $49.99, around £39, to buy it on PPV, according to The Athletic.
Mike Tyson’s exhibition comeback fight with Roy Jones Jr will cost fans an eye-watering £39
Tyson confirmed last week he will fight Jones Jr in September after months of teasing a return
Despite being someway shy of the highest PPV price in the US – which was set at $99 back in 2015 when Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao faced off in the Fight of the Century – the figure is likely to shock fans considering both men are in their 50s.
Tyson has not fought since his knockout loss against Kevin McBride 15 years ago while Jones Jr’s last fight came in 2018.
It is not yet known how much UK fight fans will be charged to watch the blockbuster exhibition bout.
Jones Jr and Tyson have recently been warned about the dangers of returning to the ring at their age by former heavyweight great George Foreman.
Jones Jr has admitted that fighting Tyson is ‘very risky’ ahead of their eight-round bout
And even Jones Jr himself has now admitted that fighting Tyson is a ‘risk’.
‘His legs are huge and his thighs are huge. His arms are huge and his neck is huge!’ he told World Boxing News.
‘It’s very risky, yes. But God’s in control of all. [Previously] I was beating everybody in every weight class I was in, so what you going to do?
‘It’s like David and Goliath. He’s a giant monster, we know. I’m little David and all I’ve got is God on my side, which is all I’m going to need.’
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