Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones: Should you pay to watch the fight?

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It’s Mike Tyson’s fight week – words I never thought I’d write a column in, having never covered a Tyson fight in over a decade as a boxing reporter. In the 15 years since Iron Mike retired, I never expected beaten and broken man Danny Williams and Kevin McBride to wreak havoc in his last two fights. Yet here we are, a 54-year-old Tyson one day away from facing off against a 51-year-old Roy Jones in a fight no one quite knows what to think.On Saturday, Tyson and Jones will meet at an empty Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles in an eight-tower exhibit that fans can watch on pay-per-view. The event is funded by Triller, a short video app known for making partnership deals with social media influencers and hosting QAnon conspirators (last month Triller finally banned QAnon content from the site). Triller reportedly paid $ 50 million for the right to broadcast the fight. Tyson is guaranteed $ 10 million; Jones says his guarantee is $ 1 million.



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