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BOXing: Tyson v@/s Roy live stream

By Aaron Fox: Announced today is BT Sport Box Office pay-per-view will be showing the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr exhibition fight on November 28th at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. The price for the Tyson-Jones Jr event has yet to be determined.

The World Boxing Council made news this week with them creating a new belt called the ‘WBC Frontline Battle’ title for Tyson and Jones to fight over on November 28th. It’s unknown if the winner of the Tyson-Jones fight will defend the Frontline Battle belt in future exhibition matches or if this was just a one-off.

It would be a good idea for BT Sport not to price the Tyson vs. Roy Jones fight at too high of a number, as there are a lot of boxing fans that don’t like the idea of paying to see an exhibition match between two ex-fighters, who are both half a century old.
NEWS: Tyson vs Jones Jr. live on FITE TV & BT Sport in the UK – Nov. 28

If the Jones-Tyson fight brings in poor PPV numbers, the promoters will know not to price the events too high. After all, we are still in the middle of the pandemic with many boxing fans unemployed or underemployed.
Bad timing for another PPV event

The economy isn’t booming enough for a lot of fans to afford to pay to see an exhibition fight between two older fighters, who haven’t fought in ages.

There is interest from people in seeing former IBF/WBA/WBC heavyweight world champion ‘Iron Mike’ Tyson (50-6, 44 KOs) fight again, but not likely enough for them to pay $50+. His opponent, 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr (66-9, 47 KOs), hasn’t been retired long enough for there to be a great deal of interest in paying to watch him fight.

Jones last fought in 2018 in beating journeyman Scott Sigmon, and his career has been limping along since 2004. That’s arguably when Roy should have retired from boxing following his second-round knockout loss to Antonio Tarver.

Since the loss toTarver, Jones has been beaten by these fighters:
NEWS: Tyson vs Jones Jr. live on FITE TV & BT Sport in the UK – Nov. 28

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