The Tyson vs Jones Jr exhibition match has taken a strange twist. Triller, the fight’s broadcasting platform, said that knockouts are allowed, and there will be a winner at the end of the eight rounds.
However, the California State Athletic Commission said that Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr couldn’t knock out each other. Also, they will not announce a winner after the match. The WBC also claimed that there would be three celebrity judges. However, they are just for entertainment and not in an official capacity.
Ryan Kavanaugh, Triller co-owner, said that there would be only one winner of the match. He added that there could be a knockout. The only difference is that the fighters will wear 12 ounces gloves. Also, the number of minutes per round is two, instead of the usual three-minute rounds.
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Kavanaugh’s comments came after the California commission’s executive director Andy Foster said that there would be no winners and no KOs. Kavanaugh clarified that they respect the CSAC. Also, he said that the WBC would score and proclaim the winner based on the judges’ score.
According to per head sportsbook reports, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman denied Kavanaugh’s statement. He apologized for the confusion and wants fans to enjoy a night of great fights.
Based on bookie pay per head reviews and news sources, Viddal Riley withdrew from the undercard. He was the trainer for YouTube KSI for his boxing debut. Hasim Rahman Jr replaces Riley in the undercard.
Rahman Jr told Be An Online Bookie that he is looking forward to watching Mike Tyson fight. He added that he would still accept to be part of the event even if it was just a day’s notice. He said that it was his chance to let the world know about his skills.