Triller Boss Denies Not Paying Mike Tyson for His Fight Against Roy Jones Jr., Reveals Full Purse

Published 06/29/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JULY 25: Mike Tyson speaks onstage during the “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truthts” panel discussion at the HBO portion of the 2013 Summer Television Critics Association tour – Day 2 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 25, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)


In November 2020, Mike Tyson fought Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition fight. Triller broadcasted this fight, and it turned out to be a tremendous success for both the fighters as well as for Triller. Also, this was Triller’s debut event in the boxing world, and they couldn’t have asked for anyone else than Tyson being their first prime fighter of the event. But since then, Tyson decided not to work with the firm again and this left the organization in jeopardy.

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Tyson’s team even claimed that he didn’t receive the full payments for his fight against Roy Jones Jr. That said, Tyson’s team reached out to Triller boss, Ryan Kavanaugh, to settle the pending suit. But in return, Kavanaugh issued a letter to Tyson’s team, wherein he denied not paying Tyson for his fight. And he even revealed the actual payment amounts made.

Mike Coppinger shared the entire letter drafted by Ryan Kavanaugh to Tyson’s team. He took the same to his official Twitter handle.

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Kavanaugh revealed Triller spent over $30 million for Tyson‘s fight against Roy Jones Jr. He even put some spotlight on Tyson’s earning and wrote in that letter, “our understanding is that you personally should have walked away with at least $15 million, if not more.”

The Triller boss even unveiled that he and his team were ecstatic to work with Tyson for his upcoming boxing exhibitions as well.

But for now, there’s no clarity on Tyson taking up an exhibition bout again or working with Triller by any means.

Will Mike Tyson work with Triller ever again?

Mike Tyson’s fight against Jones Jr. amassed extensive eyeballs, and it generated a massive 1.6 million-plus PPV buys. And Triller did everything in their favor to stage this fight in the most perfect setting.

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However, since then, things haven’t gone well between ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ and Triller. And everyone is keen to see what happens next between the two parties.

The coming few days will prove extremely vital as this matter might get escalated or settled with both parties coming to terms.

What do you draw from the above story?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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