The Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr exhibition fight will cost a whopping $49.99 to watch on pay-per-view
America’s two legendary former champions announced last week that they will meet in an eight-round bout on September 12 in California.
Tyson is the former undisputed heavyweight world champion
The cost of the PPV has now been revealed to be $49.99, with YouTuber Jake Paul facing ex-NBA player Nate Robinson on the undercard.
This broadcast is being carried through regular cable and satellite PPV in the US, as well as via the Triller app.
It is currently unclear whether there will be an adjusted price for different territories such as the UK, or whether the $49.99 price will simply be converted.
If this is case, it would cost roughly £38.50.
Slowly, details of the exhibition bout are starting to emerge.
Jones Jr is a former pound-for-pound king
Interestingly, Andy Foster, executive director of the California State Athletic Commission, who’ve decided to sanction the fight, has now told BoxingScene that there will be no judges scoring the fight and so no winner, unless there’s a knockout.
However this is absolutely not the plan.
Foster said: “We can’t mislead the public as to this is some kind of real fight.
Tyson and Jones Jr will have an exhibition
“They can get into it a little bit, but I don’t want people to get hurt. They know the deal.
“It’s an exhibition. They can exhibit their boxing skills, but I don’t want them using their best efforts to hurt each other.
“They’re going to spar hard, but they shouldn’t be going for a knockout. This isn’t a record-book type of fight.
“This is not world championship boxing right now. It’s not what this is. People shouldn’t be getting knocked out.
“The public can see what kind of shape Roy and Mike are still in.”