Mike Tyson may very well be set for a rematch with Evander Holyfield after the 54-year-old former heavyweight champion’s contest with the 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr generated $80m.
In response to the battle’s distributer, Triller, greater than 1.6m pay-per-view purchases had been made for the Tyson-Jones battle, making it one of many largest PPV occasions of all time. Tyson is reported to have earned $10m and Jones $3m for final month’s bout, which led to a draw.
The monetary success of the battle caught the eye of Holyfield, who has fought Tyson twice. Their first assembly, in 1996, led to victory for Holyfield. When the pair met a yr later Tyson was disqualified after biting his opponent’s ear.
“We’ve undoubtedly had conversations, and it appears prefer it’s gonna occur,” Holyfield informed TMZ final weekend. “I’m a really assured particular person, so I believe it’s gonna occur. Let’s do it, child. Easy as that, let’s do it.”
The prospect of two males in late center age combating is unedifying for a lot of boxing followers – Holyfield is 58 – however growing old fighters have proven extra willingness in recent times for pay-per-view occasions that may earn them thousands and thousands. On Sunday, Floyd Mayweather, who’s 43, introduced he’ll battle YouTube star Logan Paul in an exhibition in February. Mayweather is assumed to have earned greater than $100m for his pay-per-view battle towards UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017.