Triller Co-Owner Issues Statement On Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. Rules
The co-owner of Triller has issued a statement that goes against what has been laid out by the California State Athletic Commission in regards to Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.
A lot has been made over the legitimacy of Tyson vs. Jones. While the bout will take place on Saturday night, November 28, many have questioned whether or not it’ll be a real fight or a glorified sparring match. Officially, this will be an exhibition bout sanctioned by the CSAC.
CSAC executive director Andy Foster told MMAFighting.com that no official winner will be declared. He said that the WBC’s Frontline Battle Title and remote judges are for entertainment purposes only.
In a statement, Triller co-owner Ryan Kavanaugh responded to the confusion (via Brent Brookhouse).
“Know there have been some false rumors swirling, so to be crystal clear–The WBC is scoring the fight. There could be a knockout and there will be one winner. Anyone who says there is going to be no judging or no winner either does not understand the rules or has their own agenda. Unquestionably. 100%. DraftKings is the betting partner and is taking bets on the fight in New Jersey, New Hampshire and Illinois. The only difference in this fight is the gloves are 12 ounces, there are eight rounds and the rounds are two minutes rather than three. That is it.”
Triller is the promoter of the Tyson vs. Jones event. The card will be held inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. In the co-main event, YouTube celebrity Jake Paul will go one-on-one with former NBA star Nate Robinson. Former WBA and WBC Champion Badou Jack will also be in action as he meets Blake McKernan. Also on tap for the card will be Hasim Rahman Jr, the son of a former heavyweight champion, taking on former UFC fighter Rashad Coulter.