Mike Tyson still hasnt been paid full amount from Roy Jones Jr exhibition fight

Mike Tyson has claimed he is still waiting to receive full payment from the exhibition fight he had with Roy Jones Jr.

The legendary heavyweight made a surprise return to the ring after 14 years away in November 2020 to put on an eight-round show with his fellow former boxer.

The bout was distributed by Triller, an American video-based social media network who were making their debut in sports promotion.

And it was a success, generating a reported 1.6million pay-pay-view buys, the most of any combat sports event that year.

However, when making an appearance on the 'Full Send Podcast' alongside Dana White it was claimed that there is an outstanding debt owed to Tyson.

When asked if he'd been paid, Iron Mike said: "Most of it, but there’s still a bunch that’s held up and I can’t even say anything about this. Yeah, it was really tricky."

White responded: "Yeah, that’s what they should call it. Tricky instead of Triller."

The UFC chief has had his own issues with Triller, with their chief executive Ryan Kavanaugh supposedly calling him repeatedly.

White said in May 2021: "You think I care what Triller thinks? I don’t even take their calls. This idiot calls me every day.

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"He calls me every day: 'Please answer my call. Please talk to me. Why won’t you talk to me?' Because I don’t give a f*** about you."

After the Tyson vs Jones fight, Triller went on to form the 'Triller Fight Club', which was theorised as a "boxing league" of annual events hosted by Snoop Dogg.

Jake Paul fought Ben Askren in the main event of the first one, and the American YouTuber, who is now 5-0, has been rumoured to face Tyson next.

But the possibility of that happening was shut down by the 55-year-old, who said: "I’m not even interested in doing this stuff.

"If it was back when it first started, yes, and we were both fighting on the same card and both active, yeah I would do it but it just turned bad. It didn’t turn out right."

Even if it did happen, it wouldn't be Triller promoting it as Tyson announced he had cut all ties with the company last year.

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