Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. Drew Absolutely Insane Pay-Per-View Numbers For Their Fight
Say what you will for the lead-up to the Mike Tyson fight, but people were still intrigued to see two 50-year-old legends duke it out in the ring.
The former heavyweight champion’s exhibition draw against Roy Jones Jr. on Nov. 28 generated over $80 million via more than 1.6 million pay-per-view purchases, according to the New York Post.
Triller owner Ryan Kavanaugh told BoxingScene.com that the Tyson-Jones Jr. bout is expected to rank among the top 10 most purchased PPV events of all-time. That is insane.
The 54-year-old Tyson earned a reported $10 million for the bout.
The 51-year-old Jones reportedly earned $3 million for his eight-round appearance in the ring.