WATCH: Wiz Khalifa Lights up the Stage at the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. Event

Published 11/28/2020, 10:31 PM EST

Rapper Wiz Khalifa put on a fantastic performance on the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr event. The event will see the return of two of the greatest boxers of all time, and the famous Grammy-winning rapper put on a show befitting the return of these two greats. 54-year-old Mike Tyson and 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr are the main event for the evening and will now have to live up to the high standards of the opening act.

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Nov 27, 2020; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Mike Tyson and Roy Jones, Jr. face off during weigh ins for a heavyweight exhibition boxing bout for the WBC Frontline Belt in Los Angeles. Mandatory Credit: Lynn Millspaugh/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY (Via Reuters)

They announced a few weeks back that the event would include five music artists to perform the national anthem as well as other songs. This news got a mixed reaction as fans and critics looked at it as being unnecessary.

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However, on the day of the event, it seems that Wiz Khalifa may have just outperformed all the fighters.

The famous artist who has won all the awards there are to win, literally set the stage on fire as part of his act. It was a breath-taking performance and one that was worthy of the event. The artist is best known for his verse in the song, “See you again” in ‘Furious 7’.

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Why were there music performances on the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr event?

Boxing and music are synonymous since boxers walk to the ring with the concept of a walk-out song. Many times the artists have performed live while the fighters are walking out. However, the move to include artists in this particular event was to provide an extra source of entertainment.

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Whether you agree with the concept of having musical performances at a boxing event or not, you can not ignore the success of it in the past. With this going well, we could see it return to other boxing events across the world. What did you make of the musical performances?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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