Mike Tyson and Triller enjoyed great success with “Iron” Mike’s boxing return but the two sides won’t be doing business going forward.
Back in November, Tyson took on fellow boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition match. The bout was eight, two-minute rounds. It went the distance and no winner was declared. The general consensus is that Tyson looked good despite being 54 years old.
Triller was at the helm for Tyson vs. Jones on the pay-per-view side. The company announced that the PPV brought in 1.6 million buys. The estimated revenue was $80 million. The event was widely considered to be a home run given that there was no live crowd due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Those who were expecting Tyson to work with Triller long-term are in for quite a surprise. The former undisputed heavyweight king took to his Instagram account to reveal that he won’t be doing business with Triller going forward.
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“Just to be clear there is no Tyson with Triller fight. I don’t know any Triller executives personally. I don’t have a deal with Triller or any head executive representing them for the next event. I am a partner in Legends Only League and my next event is with my league. I will never do another event or any business with Triller so anyone misrepresenting that they own the rights to my name or my next event isn’t true. I am not with or ever will be with Triller’s Fight Club.”
Triller has been making a splash in the world of boxing. While Triller obtained the rights to Tyson vs. Jones and Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren, the company also pulled off a massive bid for a lightweight title fight between Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos.