Notorious boxer Mike Tyson, at the age of 54, is set to enter the ring after more than 15 years with an exhibition bout in September.
The exhibition match against Roy Jones Jr., the 51-year-old boxing champion of Tyson, will start on September 20, 2020, starting at 9 am. ET. The fight will be available on every viewing-outlet as well as the music-video app trailer (also as a fee), which has also acquired exclusive streaming rights to 10-part documentaries, including preview footage behind the scenes. The trailer plans to release two episodes per week until each match.
It remains to be seen how many people will pay for the Tyson-Jones Jr. fight titled “Frontline War”. As of yet, there is no pricing information for the PPV event (whatever it will be).
Tyson is a former undisputed heavyweight boxing champion with a record of 50 wins, 6 losses and 2 contests. His most recent official fight was on June 11, 2005 against Irish-born heavyweight Kevin McBride, who defeated Tyson in Tikeo.
The Tyson-Jones Jr. fight is the first event in a series created under Mike Tyson’s new Legendary Cable League, a sports initiative owned by Tyson and Eros Innovations, under a group agreement with Eros International, all rights to “Frontline War” are controlled by the trailer. Also, Legend Only League and Eros Innovations have partnered with trailer at future boxing events.
The three-hour live “Frontline Battle” event is set for eight rounds, and the program will include promoters’ “significant undercard matches” as well as announcements of music performances.
Tyson began his boxing career at the age of 20 when he became the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title, a record he still holds. Throughout his career, Tyson was the undisputed World Heavyweight Champion from 198 to 1990 and was also the first heavyweight boxer to win WBA, WBC and IBF titles.
Jones Jr., who started in 1989, has won numerous championships in the middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions. Jose won the WBA Heavyweight title in 2003, becoming the first former middleweight champion to win a heavyweight title in 106 years, as well as holding the WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO, NABF, WBF, and IBT RVC Hewke.
The exhibition fight has been approved by the California State Athletic Commission. Producers include Tyson, Eros Innovations ’Sophie Watts, Johnny Ryan Jr., Azim Spicer, Kiki Tyson, Ryan Kavanagh and Bobby Cernevest.
The news comes after the recent acquisition of Halogen Networks trailer, which will strengthen the streaming version of the Tyson-Jones PPV and other live streaming elements of the event.
The trailer, which was acquired by Proxima Media itself, claims that its app has been downloaded more than 14 million times. The AI-powered music video app has been used by people like Alicia Key, Cardi B, Marshmallow, Roddy Rich and Eminem, the company said.