Mike Tyson Can Still Bring The Heat

This isn’t a typical Daily Upside story, but let’s just say it caught our ear. Last weekend Mike Tyson (54) entered the ring after a 15-year hiatus to fight Roy Jones Jr. Despite having smoked marijuana before the bout, Tyson…

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Mike Tyson Can Still Bring The Heat
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This isn’t a typical Daily Upside story, but let’s just say it caught our ear.

Last weekend Mike Tyson (54) entered the ring after a 15-year hiatus to fight Roy Jones Jr. Despite having smoked marijuana before the bout, Tyson showed fans he’s still got it – going eight rounds to end in a split decision.

And people watched it. A lot of people. According to social-networking service Triller, the event’s distributor, the bout drew more than 1.6 million pay-per-view purchases and generated $80 million in revenue.

Bankable Boxer

By the time all the pay-per-view purchases have been accounted for, Triller owner Ryan Kavanaugh believes the fight will rank among the top-10 most purchased PPV events of all-time.

While financial details were not disclosed:

  • Tyson earned a reported $10 million for his first sanctioned match since 2006.
  • The 51-year-old Jones, a former world champion in four weight classes, reportedly earned $3 million.
  • Jake Paul (a YouTuber) and Nate Robinson (a former NBA star) fought in the undercard and are also expected to get a share of the money.

What’s Next? Last week Evander Holyfield (58) said he would fight Tyson in a rematch of their 1997 battle. Holyfield told TMZ, “Let’s do it, baby. Simple as that, let’s do it.”

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