British star promoter Eddie Hearn is reluctant to meet Mike Tyson, 54, and Roy Jones Junior, 51.
According to him, the match should not be organized at all, and especially not in this way.
- This shouldn't happen. According to the committee, they cannot even seek a knockout. What if Tyson comes and tries to knock out, and the referee interrupts the match. Can you imagine It’s a complete disaster, Hearn accounts for, according to Boxingscene.
The match is shown in the United States on a pay-per-view basis, and to see it you have to pay $ 50, or just over 40 euros. Buyers of the broadcast are likely to be enraged if the match is suspended right from the start without a proper exchange of attacks.
- I don't like shows. This should not even happen. If they were serious, I would be willing to pay for it. I don’t think it would be ethically correct, or good for boxing, but I would buy that. Not a show match, Hearn says.
Tyson and Jones Junior will face each other in a scheduled game of eight on September 12 in California.
In his career as a promoter, Hearn has represented numerous front-line strikers such as Anthony Joshua, Josh Warrington, Amir Khan and Vasyl Lomatsenko. He was the promoter of one of the biggest events in boxing history, the match between Joshua and Vladimir Klitshko. The match was followed at Wembley Stadium in 2017 by a whopping 90,000 spectators.
- What are they going to do? Have fun between batches, or give interviews between batches? Sky is planning to buy the event. I would watch sooner as they tore each other’s heads off. Like I said, that wouldn’t be right, but I’d rather watch it, Hearn says of the encounter between Tyson and Jones Junior.