Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Hearn Warns That Tyson-Jones Could Be "An Absolute Disaster"

Promoter Eddie Hearn believes the upcoming clash between former world champions Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. could be a recipe for disaster.

Tyson, 54-years-old, and Jones, 51-years-old, will collide in the ring on September 12 in an eight round exhibition fight.

Tyson will return to the ring for the first time in fifteen years, in a contest being overseen by the California State Athletic Commission.

tyson-jones-3

The fight will be distributed on pay-per-view, with a price tag of $50.

Those buying the PPV could become very upset if the contest is unexpectedly stopped as the action heats up.

The CSAC has already warned that neither boxer should enter the ring looking for a knockout. They want the fight to be nothing more than a competitive spar.

"The Commission has said they can’t [go for a knockout]. Can you imagine? Tyson comes out and goes for [a knockout] and the commissioner [waves] if off. That’s an absolute disaster," Hearn told Boxing Social.

"I’m never comfortable with an exhibition bout? Because what are you getting, what are you actually paying for? This shouldn’t happen, but I’d rather they went at it hammer and tong. I’d buy that. I don’t think it’s ethically right or good for boxing but I would probably buy that. I don’t think you’re going to buy an exhibition.

"What are they going to do? Mess around after a round or do an interview mid-round? Sky got approached [to air it]. They spoke to me about it. I’m not saying they won’t take it. You could be a round or two in going 'Oh my God, what is this?' I would rather they went in and tried to take each other’s head off. Like I said, ethically, that wouldn’t be right either but I’d prefer that."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Chinned on 08-06-2020

wasn't this taken out of context or something? either way im looking forward to the fight lol. Tho i won't be paying.

Comment by Cool Scant on 08-06-2020

[QUOTE=kafkod;20690277]I know how it works pal. I just wanted you tell me in writing how popular Hillary Clinton is in the US of A. Who are you going to elect this time ... the big loud mouthed orange moron or…

Comment by markther on 08-05-2020

I kinda agree with Fast Eddie and I usually don’t. I much rather pay to see a regular 8 round fight with no 3 knockdown rule, can’t be saved by the bell. I guess I’m barbaric looking for pain and…

Comment by REDEEMER on 08-04-2020

[QUOTE=crisantonio917;20688053]If you were promoting it Eddie it would be the greatest event ever right? GTFOH....[/QUOTE] Hearn said it would be a real event without the exhibition label so therefore why would he promote something he doesn’t believe in ?

Comment by kafkod on 08-04-2020

[QUOTE=Cool Scant;20689719]Dude Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. You don’t know how the electoral college works do you? You’re from the UK pulling an Eddie Hearn talking about things in America you know nothing about :-)[/QUOTE] I know how it…

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (44)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Memo Heredia Impressed With Lobo Torres, Will Make TMT Debut in November Pedraza: If Not A Title Shot Next, I Respectfully Request A Rematch With Zepeda Charlo Doubleheader: Top Fighters, Top Trainers Make Their Picks Briedis, Dorticos - Face-Off at Final Press Conference Lubin's Coach: We Are Ready To Fight The Charlo-Rosario Winner Next Matthysse Jr. Makes Pro Debut on Oct 24 in Sao Paulo, Brazil Dorticos: I Came Back To WBSS To Win It All, No Matter Who Or Where I Had To Fight Aaron Alameda: You'll Really See What I’m Made Of Against Luis Nery Roman: I Want A Rematch With Akhmadaliev; I Want Those Titles Back Derevyanchenko Promises To Be More Aggressive And Push Jermall Charlo Ellerbe: Charlos Will Begin Great PPV Run Like Mayweather - They Talk Sh-t But Back It Up! Josh Taylor Focused: It Only Takes One Punch in Boxing Dave Coldwell Has High Hopes For Lerrone Richards Haye Explains Why Chisora Will Down Usyk in Huge Shocker Povetkin Promoter: After Whyte Rematch, We Will Pursue Tyson Fury Loeffler: Bohachuk is One of The Most Talked About Rising Stars in Boxing What Next For The World Boxing Super Series? Nestor Bravo Decisions Jose Luis Gallegos Over Ten Rounds Fury Promoter: Wilder Trilogy Will Not Be Held Behind Closed Doors Vic Pasillas Takes Out Ranfis Encarnacion in Six Rounds PBC on FS1 LIVE Results: Maidel Sando Decisions Genc Pllana Jack Catterall: Jose Ramirez Must Fight Me or Vacate - I'll Beat Him! Cristofer Rosales Returns To The Ring in Miami, Florida Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, Mario Cazares - Face-Off at Final Presser Sergio Martinez vs. Jussi Koivula Deal Reached For December 5 Charlo-Derevyanchenko, Charlo-Rosario: Judges, Refs For Fights Leonard Ellerbe: Jermall And Jermell Charlo Will Each Win Via KO Charlo, Rosario - Face-Off at Final Press Conference Charlo, Derevyancehnko - Face-Off at Final Press Conference News: Pitters vs. Richards, Thorslund-Radovanvic, Ramla Ali Vic Pasillas: No Pressure To Get KO But I Must Look Impressive In This Fight Jarrell Miller Blames Sexual Performance Drug For Test Failure Beterbiev-Deines To Be Rescheduled For Dec. 11 in Moscow, Without Vlasov-Salamov Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez - Undercard Information Josh Taylor On Khongsong: I'm Not Gonna Start Underestimating People Now Kevin Torres, Mark DeLuca Win Bouts in Tijuana, Mexico Josh Taylor, Apinun Khongsong - Face-Off at Final Presser Bob Arum: Ramirez-Taylor Won't Happen Until 2021, When Fans Can Attend Nery: After I Beat Alameda, I Would Like To Fight Brandon Figueroa Next Usyk vs. Chisora Confirmed For October 31
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement