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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.


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…

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