Roy Jones Jr. has revealed that the California State Athletic Commission was more thorough than usual when going over his fight with Mike Tyson.
The pair are set to collide in November but were initially due to trade blows far earlier on Saturday 14th of September. That date was surprising because pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez was earmarked for the same mark on the calendar.
Jones outlined his meeting with the CSAC and said his advancing years were a cause for some concern.
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“He wanted to know if I was healthy and had any illnesses. And was I feeling ok he,” stated Jones Jr. “He was more concerned about my health than anything.
“He said he didn’t want nobody leaving hurt. We both got a physical (exam) to ensure we were fit and healthy.
“They made us go through a couple of extra layers mainly because of our age, but that’s expected. I feel good at 51, probably just as good as I felt at 41.”
Discussing details of the Pay-Per-View, Jones was adamant no details had been finalized.
“No price yet for the Pay Per View. I have no clue what it’s going to be. I’m not on that side, but I imagine it will be something people want to see.
“We can’t even have fans, so people are hungry for sports, and I don’t blame them [hopefully, fans will be allowed in November]. So I will get out there and give them what they want.”
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The extra time to prepare is welcome to both Jones and Tyson. Not only for their preparations but their bank balances.
Adding more fighters and ramping up the promotion will all be helpful to Tyson vs Jones, potentially heading towards a million buys.
Floyd Mayweather is now involved with two of his Mayweather Promotions stars, Badou Jack and Viddal Riley. What price is Mayweather also being affected, either in the ring or in someone’s corner?
It could happen. If so, Tyson vs Jones could be the year’s biggest seller and give Triller a massive platform to build for the future.
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