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12/2/20 3:02 PM
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New social media company Triller, along with prizefighting legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr took a chance on Saturday's boxing event, offering it on PPV via television and online for $49.95, and apparently won big. If the event did 1.2 million buys, that would put it just behind the biggest MMA event of the year (UFC 251 headlined by welterweight champ Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal which did a reported 1.3 million) and ahead of the now second-biggest boxing event (Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder, which did a reported 800,000 to 850,000).

12/2/20 3:06 PM
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Iron Mike still a huge draw.


Can't wait to see what he does next.
12/2/20 3:07 PM
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sounds about right. A lot of people I know were talking about it.

12/2/20 3:45 PM
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That's awesome. Good for all involved but Snoop Dog. I hope he drinks drano. 

12/2/20 3:51 PM
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Ryann Von Doom -

That's awesome. Good for all involved but Snoop Dog. I hope he drinks drano. 

This 

12/2/20 7:32 PM
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I'm glad it did well. I enjoyed the event, there were some great fights on the card and seeing Mike move that way at his age was amazing.

12/2/20 7:51 PM
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Ryann Von Doom - 

That's awesome. Good for all involved but Snoop Dog. I hope he drinks drano. 


That would be great news to wake up to

12/2/20 7:54 PM
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Hell with Holyfield saying he wants to do an exibition and now Lenox Lewis, I'm sure both would rematch Mike 

12/2/20 8:01 PM
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fun event for the most part

12/2/20 8:04 PM
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Ryann Von Doom -

That's awesome. Good for all involved but Snoop Dog. I hope he drinks drano. 

Well said sir. Snoop is a pos. I predict next event will be Tyson vs Holyfield 3 & RJJ vs Anderson Silva. 

12/2/20 9:43 PM
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I hope Tyson gets a good cut of those buys.

12/3/20 7:15 PM
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12/3/20 7:24 PM
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I hope Tyson gets a good cut of those buys.


Pretty sure I read somewhere he was getting a flat fee of $10 million for the fight. Before the match, I thought that was probably a safe bet for him being with all the illegal streaming and the fact it was heavily debated as a joke with a dumb rule set.

I hope that if that is the case, they do the right thing and cut him in on some of that profit...

And hopefully if he does another match, he sees the value his name still has and gets a bigger piece.
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Mandible_Claw - 

I hope Tyson gets a good cut of those buys.


Pretty sure I read somewhere he was getting a flat fee of $10 million for the fight. Before the match, I thought that was probably a safe bet for him being with all the illegal streaming and the fact it was heavily debated as a joke with a dumb rule set.

I hope that if that is the case, they do the right thing and cut him in on some of that profit...

And hopefully if he does another match, he sees the value his name still has and gets a bigger piece.

what are you talking about "do the right thing"?

The event could have had zero buys and the promoters would be on the hook for all the costs. On top of that he would have taken the $10M exactly to not have the risk of zero buys.

12/4/20 1:32 AM
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Mandible_Claw - 

I hope Tyson gets a good cut of those buys.


Pretty sure I read somewhere he was getting a flat fee of $10 million for the fight. Before the match, I thought that was probably a safe bet for him being with all the illegal streaming and the fact it was heavily debated as a joke with a dumb rule set.

I hope that if that is the case, they do the right thing and cut him in on some of that profit...

And hopefully if he does another match, he sees the value his name still has and gets a bigger piece.

what are you talking about "do the right thing"?

The event could have had zero buys and the promoters would be on the hook for all the costs. On top of that he would have taken the $10M exactly to not have the risk of zero buys.

This. 
 

Also, not sure what the PPV split is between promoter and PPV providers. Isn't it normally 50/50?

 

That would make it 25 million a piece. Tyson already getting 40% of revenue, probably close to 50% of profits. 

12/4/20 2:17 PM
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lordleone - 

Hell with Holyfield saying he wants to do an exibition and now Lenox Lewis, I'm sure both would rematch Mike 


Tyson looked great but I have no desire to see another exhibition where neither fighter is throwing head shots with bad intent. I'd watch it if it was on ESPN but paying $50 for it?!? Fuck off
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Kirik - 

New social media company Triller, along with prizefighting legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr took a chance on Saturday's boxing event, offering it on PPV via television and online for $49.95, and apparently won big. If the event did 1.2 million buys, that would put it just behind the biggest MMA event of the year (UFC 251 headlined by welterweight champ Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal which did a reported 1.3 million) and ahead of the now second-biggest boxing event (Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder, which did a reported 800,000 to 850,000).


32 years ago, a young father named his new baby Tyson, because he was premature, weighed only one pound and was not expected to live, knowing his son would need to be a fighter to survive. In February of 2020, that Tyson set the year's Pay Per View record with 850,000 views. In December, the man he was named after came out of retirement and beats that record with over 1 million views. What a long strange journey it has been.

12/4/20 7:37 PM
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GladiatorGannon - 
Kirik - 

New social media company Triller, along with prizefighting legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr took a chance on Saturday's boxing event, offering it on PPV via television and online for $49.95, and apparently won big. If the event did 1.2 million buys, that would put it just behind the biggest MMA event of the year (UFC 251 headlined by welterweight champ Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal which did a reported 1.3 million) and ahead of the now second-biggest boxing event (Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder, which did a reported 800,000 to 850,000).


32 years ago, a young father named his new baby Tyson, because he was premature, weighed only one pound and was not expected to live, knowing his son would need to be a fighter to survive. In February of 2020, that Tyson set the year's Pay Per View record with 850,000 views. In December, the man he was named after came out of retirement and beats that record with over 1 million views. What a long strange journey it has been.



Good stuff!
12/4/20 7:52 PM
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Kirik - 

New social media company Triller, along with prizefighting legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr took a chance on Saturday's boxing event, offering it on PPV via television and online for $49.95, and apparently won big. If the event did 1.2 million buys, that would put it just behind the biggest MMA event of the year (UFC 251 headlined by welterweight champ Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal which did a reported 1.3 million) and ahead of the now second-biggest boxing event (Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder, which did a reported 800,000 to 850,000).


32 years ago, a young father named his new baby Tyson, because he was premature, weighed only one pound and was not expected to live, knowing his son would need to be a fighter to survive. In February of 2020, that Tyson set the year's Pay Per View record with 850,000 views. In December, the man he was named after came out of retirement and beats that record with over 1 million views. What a long strange journey it has been.

IMHO boxing is the greatest of all sports because of the players involved. So many colorful, interesting, inspiring, and despicable fighters, managers, trainers, refs, cut men, hype men, promoters, refs, underdogs, hangers on, has beens, never was’ etc. etc. Iincidentally, that is also the reason boxing is the worst of sports in many ways. 

12/4/20 7:56 PM
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GladiatorGannon - 
Kirik - 

New social media company Triller, along with prizefighting legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr took a chance on Saturday's boxing event, offering it on PPV via television and online for $49.95, and apparently won big. If the event did 1.2 million buys, that would put it just behind the biggest MMA event of the year (UFC 251 headlined by welterweight champ Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal which did a reported 1.3 million) and ahead of the now second-biggest boxing event (Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder, which did a reported 800,000 to 850,000).


32 years ago, a young father named his new baby Tyson, because he was premature, weighed only one pound and was not expected to live, knowing his son would need to be a fighter to survive. In February of 2020, that Tyson set the year's Pay Per View record with 850,000 views. In December, the man he was named after came out of retirement and beats that record with over 1 million views. What a long strange journey it has been.



Good stuff!

12/4/20 7:58 PM
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12/5/20 12:53 AM
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Hopefully Nate got a good cut of it.