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Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr is a circus act ? that's why people will watch - Insider

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Eddie Hearn
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That is the essence of this twisted game, and some of those who participate, promote, or observe all find themselves in increasingly bizarre situations.That could be Floyd Mayweather, who in 2017 boxed Conor McGregor in a landmark crossover bout in which some people actually tipped McGregor — a boxing debutant — to have success against the greatest to lace them up this side of the millennium.Or that could be the 2019 scrap between two YouTube creators KSI and Logan Paul, and the promoter — Eddie Hearn — who said the novelty act could create many new fans of the sport.Now, we've got two all-time greats returning to the ring in their 50s to take part in an eight-round exhibition, throwing fists for our guilty pleasure on September 12 in a California event called "Frontline Battle."Only it won't be a battle, it will be a glorified spar regardless of Tyson saying he's in "search and destroy" mode and is gunning for the knockout.In an exhibition with Corey Sanders 14 years ago, Tyson could have had his dancing partner on the floor, concussed and beaten, but he knew the role he had to play and held him up on his feet so he could survive.Jones Jr. gave a bit more of an honest preview, saying recently that he just wants "to box, have a good time, and give people a good show."That, really, is what this is all about — putting on a good show for the people who want to see the baddest man on the planet in the 1980s in the same ring as the most athletic and gifted fighter of the 1990s.

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