Boxing legend Mike Tyson’s exhibition Fight against Jones Jr was a massive commercial success which has been rated the highest pay-per-view fight of 2020.
Although not many fans were allowed into the arena, the fight went on to garner 1.2 million pay-per-view buys.
Tyson, 54, returned to boxing last month for the first time after retiring 15 years ago.
However, he couldn’t beat his opponent in a bout that ended in a draw after eight rounds.
According to Daily Mail quoting boxing insider’s Dan Rafael, the ratings could have risen beyond 1.2m at the end of the event.
This includes the Triller, television platforms, satellite and online sales via FITE TV, while the Triller which was priced at £37 in the US appeared to have paid off handsomely.
Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal in the UFC is the only event that made more money than the exhibition bout.
This means not even Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s epic fight could not match Tyson vs Jones revenue generation.
The WBC heavyweight bout attracted the attention of about 800,000 and 850,000 pay-per-view sales, though priced higher at £59.
Meanwhile, Tyson has fulfiled his promise by donating his income from the exhibition fight to charity.