Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. Combat Wallets: How Much Money Do Each Fighter Make at the Show


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Former heavyweight champions Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. have a $ 1 million guarantee for Saturday’s pay-per-view show, the California State Athletics Commission told ESPN.

Tyson (50-6, 44 KO), who retired as a pro in 2005, could earn up to $ 10 million, according to Yahoo’s Kevin Iole report. The 54-year-old slug, who became the youngest heavyweight champion in 20 at the age of 20 in 1986, publicly announced that he would offer all the proceeds from his return to charity.

Jones (66-9, 47 KO) is said to be earning $ 3 million for the eight-round fight. The 51-year-old Jones, who won a championship in four classes, including heavyweight, withdrew from active competition in 2018.

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There will be two-minute rounds at the show, with both fighters wearing larger, 12-ounce gloves. The California State Athletics Commission has also decided not to announce a winner and will not allow any fighters for a rash.

The fight is Tyson’s first PPV “Legends Only League,” which is expected to showcase retired star athletes competing in all sports if successful.