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Mike Tyson claims he is still owed money for £60m comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr 14 MONTHS ago

MIKE TYSON has claimed he still owed money from his comeback fight with Roy Jones Jr 14 MONTHS ago.

The heavyweight icon returned after 15 years out of the ring for an eight-round exhibition with fellow American legend Jones.

Mike Tyson claimed he still owed money from his comeback fight with Roy Jones Jr

It sold a reported 1.6million buys on Triller, bringing in a massive £60m in box office revenue.

Iron Mike, 55, is believed to have earned £7.4m for the return bout but has alleged the full amount has not been paid.

Asked on Nelk Boys’ podcast if he was paid, Tyson replied:  “Most of it, but there’s still a bunch that’s held up and I can’t even say anything about this.

“Yeah, it was really tricky.”

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SunSport have reached out to Triller for comment.

Following the commercial success of Tyson’s comeback, he admitted boxing became more of a burden again.


He said: “I don’t think I will [fight] either but you never know again.

“Every 12 to 13 months, boom, something is missing. Like, something is missing. Boom, I’m missing muscle mass, boom, it’s always something different.

“Guys want to fight me for $100million. I don’t think I’ll ever do stuff like that anymore.

“I wanted to do it the first time, just for fun, to have fun. Some people took it to another level and made it financial and the fun went out of it.”

Tyson quickly announced plans to fight again and was rumoured to be in talks with old rivals Evander Holyfield, 59, and Lennox Lewis, 56.

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YouTuber stars Logan and Jake Paul, 26 and 25 respectively, were also linked with the youngest heavyweight champion of all time.

SunSport revealed Tyson and Jake had a verbal agreement for a Las Vegas exhibition.

But when quizzed on the bout against the 5-0 social media sensation, Iron Mike admitted it was dead in the water.

Tyson said: “I’m not even interested in doing this stuff.

“If it was back when it first started, yes, and we were both fighting on the same card and both active, yeah I would do it but it just turned bad.

“It didn’t turn out right.”

Mike Tyson talked down a return to the ring

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