Mike Tyson & Roy Jones Jr. Celebrate Split Draw
Roy Jones Jr. and Mike Tyson celebrate their split draw during their fight at Staples Center on Saturday in Los Angeles.
Tyson’s first time in the ring in 15 years sold over one million pay-per-views across all television platforms in excitement to see the 54 year old fight again. Tyson and Jones Jr. headlined the eight round exhibition by Thriller, an upstart social media company. The fight got approximately 1.2 million buys, a number that was deemed “quite low” by MMA Fighting on Wednesday despite the success of the show. The exhibition sold for $49.95 on pay-per-view.
This was one of the most successful events in the boxing world in 2020, just behind July’s UFC 251 that reportedly received 1.3 million buys to watch a match headlined by Kamaru Usman and Jorde Masvidal.
Tyson was considered one of the most successful boxers in the world of the sport, in his prime his fights would get about a million pay-per-view buys. Following the fight, Tyson said he would be open to return to the ring for future exhibitions.