Viral entertainment platform Triller today announced an iconic, in-person and COVID-19 regulated, never-before-seen weigh-in and face-off, bringing Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. face to face for the first time. Hosted by Barry Eget, the weigh-in will start at 5PM ET on November 27th and will be available globally including on www.TysonOnTriller.com.
“Just when you think this event couldn’t get any better, it does. Fans are in for a one-of-a-kind weigh-in on Friday, and it will be nothing less than iconic. Triller has truly poured its heart and soul into creating an experience that matches this legendary moment,” says Bobby Sarnevesht, Triller’s Executive Chair.
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Mike Tyson Versus Roy Jones Jr. Fight Breaks PPV Pre-Sale Fight Records*
Taking place live from L.A.’s STAPLES Center on Saturday, November 28th, the 8-round Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. fight has shattered pre-sale fight records.
The Tyson vs. Jones fight headlines the three-hour live event that will air globally on November 28th at 9PM EST. With 21 cameras and 300 people working the event, the production cost and quality of this do-not-miss event is simply unprecedented. The event can be ordered on Pay-Per-View through cable and satellite providers, on FITE.tv and its streaming apps, and is also available on PPV streaming at TysononTriller.com.
“This event is a one-time, once-in-a-lifetime battle. Whether you are 18 or 80, you know Tyson and have experienced his impact in your life,” said Ryan Kavanaugh Producer of the Tyson Fight and Co-Founder of Triller.
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“For some of us, it’s remembering the fear in Tyson’s opponents’ eyes when he comes calmly walking out of the locker room with nothing but his black shorts, for others its moments of madness, biting off Holyfield’s ear, starting a 20 person fight in the ring against the police, and yet for others an incredible performances in the Hangover series,” Kavanaugh said. “Mike Tyson transcends all mediums.”
“FITE is excited to be a part of this pop cultural event with Triller’s Tyson vs. Jones fight,” said Michael Weber, COO for FITE. “Currently, our advance sales for this event will make this the most watched event in our 5-year history of streaming live sporting events.”
“Our partners are also reporting advance sales that will put it on par with other top UFC and Boxing events in the past few years. We are looking forward to a very successful event this Saturday,” he continued.
“When this became even a potential reality, we realized this was so much more than a fight. Who doesn’t want to see Mike Tyson step into that ring again? He is in better shape now than for his last pro fight. One thing we promise: this will be an epic entertainment event with something for everyone. We are pinching ourselves right now that we actually brought this to life and believe it will be one of the iconic moments of the year,” Kavanaugh continued.
The World Boxing Council (WBC), the de facto standard in sanctioning professional boxing bouts, will score the Tyson vs. Jones fight and declare a winner.
“Anyone who is saying this isn’t a real fight, or there won’t be a knockout or winner is now realizing uh oh…this is real. I think people were just in disbelief they were actually going to witness a real Tyson fight. But it is as real as real gets. There will be a winner. Knockouts are allowed. There will be scoring. Betting has been approved,” said Ryan Kavanaugh. “There isn’t a person who has watched the Tyson’s training videos on Triller that hasn’t said ‘This guy could actually be heavyweight champion again. If anyone has any doubt of how real this is, go to Triller and watch the Tyson training series. A new dropped today. This is going to be absolutely Epic.”
“This event goes back to the Golden Age of Television when a family could all sit together and enjoy a night around the TV,” Kavanaugh said. “It’s Thanksgiving weekend during COVID, and we hope to bring a night of entertainment for everyone.”
The PPV fight card includes Tyson vs. Jones Jr., Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson, Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan, and Viddal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter with memorable, multi-song performances from Lil Wayne, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa, YG, and Ne-Yo. Commentators include a unique lineup of industry megastars including undefeated UFC Middleweight Champion and one of MMA’s Pound-for-Pound best, Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya as well as Hall of Famer and Olympic Champion Sugar, Ray Leonard.
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The musical acts lineup will no longer include a performance from rapper, singer, and songwriter, DaBaby. “DaBaby unfortunately has to pull out from the performance due to ongoing family obligations. He is appreciative of the Triller team for their support and understanding. The Triller team wishes him the best during this current situation and looks forward to working with him in the future,” says Ryan Kavanaugh, fight producer and Triller co-owner.
Hosted by Mario Lopez, the highly-anticipated return of Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. headlines the four-hour live event that will air globally on November 28th at 8pm ET, with the three-hour main card beginning at 9:00 pm ET. The event can be ordered on Pay-Per-View through cable and satellite providers and is also available on PPV streaming at www.tysonontriller.com. The event is $49.99.
The public is encouraged to pre-purchase tickets as soon as possible by visiting TysonOnTriller.com, purchasing though FITE.tv or through local Pay-Per-View satellite providers.
*for digital PPV buys