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Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. Likely Drew ‘Incredible Numbers’ Based on 17 Million Google Searches

December 1, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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As previously reported, 54-year-old heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson took part in an exhibition fight last Saturday against 51-year-old former boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. The fight ended in a draw, and Tyson is reportedly looking to fight in another exhibition bout at some point. During today’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer commented on the Google searches and how that will likely translate to the show’s drawing power.

According to Meltzer, while projected numbers won’t be available until mid-week, the show reportedly did “incredible numbers” based on the Google searches for the boxing event. The event is said to have had 17 million internet searches, which is comparable to the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. boxing fight on pay-per-view, which drew an estimated 4.4 million domestic buys. While Meltzer chalked up some of the searches to curiosity, such a number of internet searches usually translates well to a sizable PPV buyrate, and he expects the PPV likely garnered well over one million PPV buys.

The co-main event for the fight card also featured popular YouTube Jake Paul facing former NBA player Nate Robinson. Paul won by knockout in the second round.

Previously, Mike Tyson, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017, said he was donating his $10 million payout for the fight to charity, and he plans to continue to do so for his future exhibition bouts.

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