Fans will have to wait an extra two and a half months now
Love him or hate him, anyone who loves boxing knows that Mike Tyson is a force to be reckoned with. His raw power is what drew people in hordes to watch his fights. Despite his occasionally arrogant behavior, he will always have his set of fans.
Much to the fans’ delight, he announced an exhibition match with Roy Jones Jr. was going to happen in September. Everyone was waiting with anticipation for the fight between the two former pros. But they were in for a disappointment when Tyson pushed the match’s schedule to November 28.
Reason for postponing
If you think Tyson postponed because he got cold feet, you’re wrong. A man who is capable of giving a punch that weighs a hundred kilos won’t postpone due to fear. The match is apparently a charity event, and Mike and his team decided to push it as it would get more views. Even Jones’ team felt the same as the proceeds go to charity.
Another surprising factor is that Tyson and Jones will be facing off each other in an empty stadium. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, gathering in crowds is risky, and so the two legends will be facing off each other without thousands of their fans cheering for them. Fans are also sad that they will have to watch on screen. Hopefully, if the virus is brought under control by November, maybe an in-person match can become possible.
The match will be streaming online for the world to watch live. It’s going to be streamed by the music platform called Triller, and the match is going to have 8 rounds.