Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr earned staggering £60m for Triller with more than 1.6MILLION buys for huge comeback fight
TRILLER raked in a whopping £60million for showing Mike Tyson's comeback fight.
The owner of the platform has revealed that the event received over 1.6m pay-per-view buys.
Tyson, 54, came out of retirement to take on Roy Jones Jr, 51, in an exhibition bout last month.
The highly-anticipated bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles ended as a draw.
BT Sport Box Office showed the fight in the UK for a price of £19.95.
Social media site Triller aired the pay-per-view fight for a cost of $50 (£37) in the US.
According to RT, Triller stand to make £60m as over 1.6m fans tuned in to watch it.
Owner Ryan Kavanaugh hit out at the critics that had slated his site – which has over 100 million monthly users – before the fight.
He told BoxingScene: "Despite everyone wanting for it not to work, we upset them by changing things up and making it work and dominated the conversation."
Tyson is reportedly set to pocket a huge £7.5m from his comeback fight.
The 54-year-old is estimated to have accrued over $300m (£224m) throughout his boxing career, but ended up losing it all.
Forbes claim his total career earnings could even have been as high as $685m (£513m).
It has been revealed that in the US alone Tyson's fight against Jones Jr sold more than 1.2m pay-per-views.
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