The reported salaries for Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. are in and they are something to behold.
Tyson and Jones are scheduled to collide inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, November 28. This will be an exhibition bout scheduled to air live on PPV, FITE TV, and Triller. Tyson hasn’t taken part in an exhibition since 2006, while Jones last competed in a pro bout back in 2018.
Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports took to his Twitter account to report the payouts that Tyson and Jones will be receiving for their efforts on fight night.
Hearing that Tyson will make $10 million and Roy Jones +/- $3 million for their exhibition Saturday.
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) November 25, 2020
“Hearing that Tyson will make $10 million and Roy Jones +/- $3 million for their exhibition Saturday.”
Tyson vs. Jones was initially set to take place back in September but the date was pushed back. Tyson’s team explained that the new date would bring better marketing opportunities for the event. Jones has expressed his belief that Tyson simply wasn’t in fight shape at the time.
At first, Jones wasn’t happy with the date being changed. He was adamant that he would pull out of the fight unless the organizers made things right. Jones’ contract was upgraded, so the bout will take place as advertised barring any last-minute incident.
Tyson and Jones will be competing for the WBC Frontline Battle Title but there won’t officially be a winner. The California State Athletic Commission is sanctioning this exhibition match. CSAC executive director Andy Foster says that the WBC Title and the remote judges being brought in by the WBC are for entertainment purposes only.