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

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

MIKE TYSON’S boxing comeback against Roy Jones Jr will reportedly cost fight 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 last week.

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

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

Roy Jones Jr has admitted he is fearful of going to war against Mike Tyson

He will fight fellow boxing legend, 51-year-old Jones Jr, on September 12 in California.

And according to The Athletic, fight fans in the US will have to stump up $49.99, around £39, if they want to watch the exhibition bout.

But that is still well short of the highest PPV price in the US.

It cost fight fans $99 to watch Floyd Mayweather easily outpoint Manny Pacquiao in May 2015.

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

UK viewers had it much easier, costing £24.95 on Sky Sports Box Office.

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

It is not known how much Tyson vs Jones Jr will cost for fans in the UK at the time of writing.

Tyson has been inundated with fight offers since he announced he was coming out of retirement after 15 years.

But it’s Jones Jr that will step into the ring with the former Baddest Man on the Planet first.

JONES FEARS TYSON

The bout will be an eight-round exhibition but the age of its competitors has split opinion.

And even Jones Jr acknowledged the risk of fighting beyond the age of 50, especially against someone with the power of Tyson.

He told World Boxing News: “His legs are huge and his thighs are huge. His arms are huge and his neck is huge!

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“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 gonna 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 gonna need.”

FIGHT WITH NO JUDGES

Tyson’s opponent last 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 everything once he climbs between the ropes.

Now it seems that the winner may only be determined via knockout – if either man even gets that chance.

It has emerged that the clash will be stopped if either receives a cut.

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California State Athletic Commission executive director Andy Foster spoke to Boxingscene.com to explain: “Tyson and Jones Jr won’t be wearing headgear for the fight.

“They’ll be lacing up 12-ounce gloves and there won’t be any judges present at the fight to score the action.

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

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

SunSport recently reported how fans could be forced to pay a record pay-per-view fee to watch the potential all-British showdown between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

World Boxing News 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.

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