Mike Tyson has been making waves thanks to the speculations about a boxing match between himself and either of the Paul brothers. It all started as a joking remark Tyson made on his podcast last year. Back then he was doubtful either would take up the challenge. But now Tyson’s is revealing a whole other story. For starters he still hasn’t seen all the money he’s owed after fighting Roy Jones Jr.
Tyson shared that part of the money he earned for his boxing match against Roy Jones Jr. is still being held up.
Tyson vs Jones was a pay-per-view event held by Triller. The bout consisted of eight-rounds. The exhibition boxing match matched former undisputed heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson and former four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr.
According to The Sun the event headlined by the two boxing legends generated a staggering sale of 1.6 million PPV buys. The event allegedly earned more than 80 million dollars alone from PPV.
However, when Dana White asked about his fight purse, Tyson stated that he has yet to receive his full purse;
“[I have received] Most of it, but there’s still a bunch that’s held up and I can’t even say anything about this. Yeah, it was really tricky,”
Dana White being who he is, wouldn’t miss the chance to take a jab at a competitor so the added:
“Yeah, that’s what they should call it. Tricky instead of Triller.”
The two then changed the topic and addressed the potential fight with Youtuber and pro-boxer Jake Paul. Tyson didn’t sound too excited about it:
“I’m not even interested in doing this stuff, if it was back when it first started, yes, and we were both fighting on the same card and both active, yeah I would do it but it just turned bad. It didn’t turn out right.”
White showing concern for his friend commented that he didn’t wish to see Mike in the ring anymore, and “Iron” Mike Tyson complied:
“I know, I don’t think I will [fight] either but you never know again.”
“Every 12 to 13 months, boom, something is missing. Like, something is missing. Boom, I’m missing muscle mass, boom, it’s always something different.
“Guys want to fight me for $100 million. I don’t think I’ll ever do stuff like that anymore. I wanted to do it the first time [against Jones], just for fun, to have fun. Some people took it to another level and made it financial and the fun went out of it.”