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11/23/20 4:08 PM
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Two boxing legends, Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr, will hold a boxing exhibition on Saturday, November 28, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. At stake in the main event will be something called the WBC Frontline Championship, which is great, because boxing doesn't have nearly enough titles right now. The event will live stream on TysonOnTriller.com and FITE TV for $49.99.

Tyson is 54 and Jones 51. As California State Athletic Commission Executive Director Andy Foster explained recently to Boxing Scene, the exhibition is an exhibition. Rules include:
•8×3 min rounds;
•12 oz gloves and no headgear; and,
•Referee Ray Corona will make sure the exhibition is an exhibition, not a fight. 

With his distinctive Georgia twang, Foster told the pair, “don’t ya’ll start trying to kill each other.”

"I wanted to have their assurances that they understand, ‘I don’t care if they spar. I don’t care if they work.’ They are world- athletes, even still,” said Foster. “They have a right to earn, and all these types of things. They’re about the same age. We can’t mislead the public as to this is some kind of real fight. They can get into it a little bit, but I don’t want people to get hurt. They know the deal.

“It’s an exhibition. They can exhibit their boxing skills, but I don’t want them using their best efforts to hurt each other. They’re going to spar hard, but they shouldn’t be going for a knockout. This isn’t a record-book type of fight. This is not world-championship boxing right now. It’s not what this is. People shouldn’t be getting knocked out. The public can see what kind of shape Roy and Mike are still in.”

“We wanted to make sure that they both understood that it was a sanctioned exhibition fight. They can move around and make some money. We’re glad to have it. All of our rules are going to be followed. It’s going to look like a boxing match. Exhibitions like this happen sometimes. They can move around and make some money. I told them, ‘you get cut, it’s over.’ We’ll be reasonable. Ray won’t let people get hurt. He understands what an exhibition is. It’s not a fight-fight.

“I’m sure there are going to be times where it heats up. Ray’s job is going to be to put the ice back on without having to kill the whole thing. He’s that kind of referee. I feel that he’s going to be good at that, and he’s the right guy for this kind of a fight.”

However, UFC president Dana White, like some members of the public, still believed that the exhibition will be a real bout, and was asked at the UFC 255 post-fight press conference who he thought would win.

“It’s such a tough one to call,” said White. “When’s the last time we saw either one of them fight?"

Then White learned that there would be no knockouts.

"They’re not allowed to knock each other out? How do you enforce that?" he asked. "I’d like to bet that doesn’t happen. Can you bet on that?”

Then White learned that there would be no betting - you can't bet on it any more than you can bet on a Boneyard Match between The Undertaker vs. AJ >

“You can’t even bet on this fight? I did not know that,” said White. “I don’t even know what to say to that.”

And then he learned the bout won't have a winner, as it will not be scored.

“The hits keep coming,” quipped an amused White.

Main Card (10:00 p.m. ET)
Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. -- (8 round exhibition)
Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson (6 round cruiserweights bout)
Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan (8 round light heavyweight bout)
Viddal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter (6 rounds cruiserweight)
Prelim Card
Jamaine Ortiz vs. Nahir Albright (lightweight)
Irvin Gonzalez Jr. vs. Edward Vasquez (featherweight)
Juiseppe Cusumano vs. Nick Jones (heavyweight)

h/t Damon Martin for MMA Fighting
 

11/23/20 4:16 PM
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“The hits keep coming”, lol.
11/23/20 4:38 PM
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You can bet on the outcome 

11/23/20 4:39 PM
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11/23/20 5:03 PM
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Sucks then! I thought I'd be a real boxing match!

And I also though it was 2 min rounds... which would have made sense here

WTF

11/23/20 5:46 PM
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That sucks!

Now Logan Paul vs Robinson is the real main event.



11/23/20 5:47 PM
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Wait so this isn't gonna be an actual boxing match? The referee is going to step in anytime someone catches heat? Are you fucking kidding?

11/23/20 6:02 PM
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Hasn’t this news been out there for a while tho? This is going to be less entertaining than Floyd vs Tenshin. 

11/23/20 11:48 PM
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Well at least I will save 49.99. Not paying to watch sparing. What am I talking about probably still buy it just so Roy can pay his child support. I live in the panhandle and talked to a local guy who boxes at island fights here and he said Roy can’t even go back to Russia because a certain Russian paid his tax bill and Roy didn’t keep up his end of the deal or some shit. He also says these are not the folks to screw with. I have no idea if any of it is true but he sure knows a lot about Roy. 

11/24/20 12:14 AM
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Well at least I will save 49.99. Not paying to watch sparing. What am I talking about probably still buy it just so Roy can pay his child support. I live in the panhandle and talked to a local guy who boxes at island fights here and he said Roy can’t even go back to Russia because a certain Russian paid his tax bill and Roy didn’t keep up his end of the deal or some shit. He also says these are not the folks to screw with. I have no idea if any of it is true but he sure knows a lot about Roy. 


You werent going to pay for it anyway. Fuck outta here. 

11/24/20 12:44 AM
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Hasn’t this news been out there for a while tho? This is going to be less entertaining than Floyd vs Tenshin. 

You weren't entertained by Floyd decimating a tiny japanese kickboxer? Shit was hilarious.

11/24/20 3:56 AM
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FFs

11/24/20 4:36 AM
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should not charge ppl $50 if it's not a real boxing match. simple as that

11/24/20 7:26 AM
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Charge $4.99 if this is really going to be a fake fight. A lot of people are hoping that they just ignore the rules and fight.. but it sounds like they might try shutting it down if they do. This has potential to be a total shitshow 

11/24/20 8:09 AM
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Anyone who buys this is a complete moron. Save your money for the next big UFC ppv or Fury vs Wilder 3.

11/24/20 8:11 AM
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Yet people pay for wwe...

11/24/20 10:15 AM
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OG 12er -

Yet people pay for wwe...

This comment makes zero sense.  Like saying yet people pay for movies.  

11/24/20 10:26 AM
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Ho5tile1 - 

Well at least I will save 49.99. Not paying to watch sparing. What am I talking about probably still buy it just so Roy can pay his child support. I live in the panhandle and talked to a local guy who boxes at island fights here and he said Roy can’t even go back to Russia because a certain Russian paid his tax bill and Roy didn’t keep up his end of the deal or some shit. He also says these are not the folks to screw with. I have no idea if any of it is true but he sure knows a lot about Roy. 


You werent going to pay for it anyway. Fuck outta here. 

Everyone I’ve ever seen irl that says fuck outta here is fat

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11/24/20 12:28 PM
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What exactly is the point of an exhibition? 

11/24/20 12:32 PM
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Yet people pay for wwe...

This comment makes zero sense.  Like saying yet people pay for movies.  

Hey you stupid nerd, don't you know Batman isn't even real? His name isn't even Bruce Wayne. It's a guy named Christian Bale, and he doesn't really fight crime in a bat suit!! You thought it was real life hahah fucking loser!!

11/24/20 1:58 PM
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how stupid

Edited: 11/24/20 2:19 PM
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MMARAIDER -
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Yet people pay for wwe...

This comment makes zero sense.  Like saying yet people pay for movies.  

Your reply makes less sense. The point is, people pay money for bullshit every day. 

11/24/20 2:30 PM
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OG 12er - 
MMARAIDER -
OG 12er -

Yet people pay for wwe...

This comment makes zero sense.  Like saying yet people pay for movies.  

Your reply makes less sense. The point is, people pay money for bullshit every day. 


When people pay for WWE, they get WWE

Here the deal we expected is that we'd get a REAL Tyson vs RJJ boxing bout. Instead it's just glamorized sparring. WTF


Was it the plan, or do the boxers want to actually compete but the athletic commission is stopping them because of age???

11/24/20 11:19 PM
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Tyson never does anything half assed. He is going to try and knock Jr's head off. Will be way more exciting then most of the main events in some of the recent UFC events.