Tyson-Jones PPV postponed?

Nothing official yet, but it’s being widely reported that the eight-round exhibition between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. scheduled for September 12 is being postponed. Apparently the postponement is not due to an injury to either fighter, but rather for marketing reasons. There’s also still a possibility that Canelo could commandeer the date, which is one of his traditional boxing weekends. The new date for the Tyson-Jones pay-per-view event is tentatively November 28.

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  • Here we go! Promoters must be worried over some revenue coming in to meet obligations. Personally, I would rather watch Tyson vs Jones over Canelo any day.

    • I’ll never pay for a canelo PPV unless he fights Jermall Charlo. Like he will ever grow a pair and fight someone with a pulse! Maybe he’ll rematch Rocky Fielding!! What a barn burner that was!

      • You sound like a Jermall fanboy which is fine. You also sound like a Canelo hater which is pathetic. Yeah Canelo went up in weight and destroyed Fielding like he was supposed to. How about Jermall fighting a Brandon Adams moving up in weight to fight Jermall. A Brandon Adams that had already been Knocked out by the journeyman John Thompson and Jermall couldn’t even hurt Brandon Adams. Why don’t you mention that??? Or it’s ok for Jermall to fight a nobody but not ok for Canelo??
        You haters are pathetic.

        • The difference is Canelo Alvarez is a PPV Star and no one will pay to see a mismatch. Fan or not I’m sure most would rather pay to see him fight GGG again, Demetrius Andrade, or Jermall Charlo instead of someone you know he can beat. That goes for any top level PPV or Dazn fighter.

        • Bluefever: very well said.
          Jermall needs to prove himself already. If he wants a payday with Canelo, he needs to fight some descent fighters in his weight class first. I dont get his reasoning to move up in weight only to keep fighting smaller guys.

  • BOYS AINT GETTING ENOUGH MONEY SO NOW IT’S OFF UNTIL LATER…. CHARITY MY ASS… SAME OH SAME OH… FOLLOW THE MONEY… I WOULD NOT PAY 5 DOLLARS TO WATCH EITHER ONE OF THEM… GO HOME AND SIT IN A ROCKING CHAIR… TYSON KNOCKED OUT LAST TIME OUT AND NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN HE’S IN TOP SHAPE… GIVE ME A BREAK WILL YA… TOP SHAPE FOR 2 ROUNDS MAYBE…

    • Agreed Chip, lol!! By the way, I have seen the kind of life of some of those behind the name charity, its amost royally.

    • Are you writing in all caps to voice how pissed off you are at these two agreeing to an event to make themselves and the organizers a bunch of money? Doubt your kidding anybody. You’ll be tuning in to the Tyson-Jones fight just as fast as you clicked on this Tyson-Jones article.

    • Yup he’s still number 1 pound for pound by most boxing experts still the face of boxing and you’re still a bitter hater!!

  • The original date was probably to throw off the Canelo fight card. I always thought the date was too early for these guys to get mentally ready for such a huge event. Say what you want about their age, the fight will still be huge with everyone tuning in.

  • I wish Tyson-Jones would have happened in 2003. Roy was near his peak. He picked up a Heavyweight belt by beating Ruiz that year. Mike was in decline at the time, and would lose to Danny Williams in 2004. That fight probably would have brought out the best in Roy. Would have been interesting.

  • I don’t think the Tyson-Jones exhibition will happen. Tyson likely dealing with age-related physical issues, whereas Jones is slurring his speech and has absolutely no business even thinking about getting back into the ring.

    About Canelo, I would go across the street to watch him fight.

    We’re in the middle of a raging pandemic! Shut it down!

    • We aren’t in the middle of a raging pandemic. Grow up. If you’re concerned, stay home with a mask, gloves and goggles on all day. Mind your own business and don’t tell the rest of the world what to do.

      The virus will be cured on November 4th.

    • Typo here. It should read, “ I would NOT go across the street to watch Canelo fight.”

  • I hate today’s crap when a fighter fights once maybe twice a year, and it has to be on specific date or else promoters/managers will pull it; especially when a fighter scores an early victory in Feb, say by 2nd rd KO; they take no punishment, and yet, due to today’s politics, it take them 7-8 months to get back in the ring.

    • Nothing wrong with that. If the fighters wanted to fight more, i’m sure they could. It’s very rough to go through a training camp for a fight. In order to preserve yourself, you need rest inbetween. And ofcourse the fight itself is very taxing for your body as well, not even necesarily only the punches that you give/receive, but also the anxiety that comes with it all. It’s easy for people to complain about things from their couches.

  • Imagine my shock. Why is there zero footage of Tyson SPARRING this year? Mitt work and training are not sparring.

  • It’s all about money and that’s it. The love of money is the root of all evil and NO Canelo will not be fighting this September PERIOD!

  • This makes total sense. Push it back until both fighters reach age 62. Then the purse will mean more to the fighters as their only income will be social security. And change the rules to allow both fighters to use walkers.

  • Not surprised at all. I was skeptical this fight would even happen in the first place. What probably happened wasTyson started sparring and got hit a few times and said “I’m too old for this thit, I don’t wanna fight anymore”…So the fight is on hold for the time being, we’ll see.

  • I think both are at their peaks now – Tyson is jacked up on some serious juice and Roy is back with his old chemist. Give me that over canelo fighting some hand picked no hoper every day of the week. As I said Tyson’s been part of the MMA scene for a while now – whose t say he doesn’t go tropical and go for a submission. There’s a reason the rules are hidden for this one.. it’s a no disqualification bout – Tyson’s bread and butter he’s the Afro American Mick Foley.

  • Stop screwing the public. Mike couldn’t swim in a pool for three minutes without getting exhausted. We deserve better than lazy out of shape warriors prioritizing payments and greed over actually representing their sport. Don’t make me go Snowden on you. Tired of the deceit that makes up these industries. Shame on you and your false hype machines.

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