Former world boxing champion in five weight classes, 51-year-old Roy Jones, said that his fight with the former undisputed world champion 54-year-old Mike Tyson may not take place.
The reason is money. Jones insists that he be paid substantial compensation for the postponement of the fight.
“I had to cancel other things to get into the ring, which changed my schedule. I had to change everything. This is the biggest problem. I’m not a full-time boxer anymore, so I have to do other things to make money. If I cannot do them, it means that I have to be compensated for this. We’re trying to sort things out. My lawyers talk with their lawyers to better resolve the situation. If they make the situation more meaningful, the fight will be canceled. Why should I change the date and spoil myself for the rest of the year if we agreed on September 12th? They told me they want more viewers. But if there are more viewers, then this is a completely different money. You think that I will make good money, but in fact, I will not get a large percentage of it. What idiot would you have to be to agree to this? Let’s see how everything is resolved, “- quoted by Jones Daily Mail.
Initially, the show fight between Tyson and Jones was supposed to take place on September 12, but it was postponed to November 28.