Saturday’s fight between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. may just be an exhibition, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be an ordinary affair.
The two boxers accrued millions of dollars over their career, and their set to make even more this weekend with the combined purse totalling $13 million. Tyson, who’s more reputable both in and out of the ring, will get a large chunk of the change, but both fighters will be filling their already large pockets.
Here’s everything you need to know about the purse for Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.
Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. purse, prize money
- Mike Tyson: $10 million guaranteed
- Roy Jones Jr.: $1-3 million
According to Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole, Mike Tyson is set to make $10 million from the fight, while Roy Jones Jr. will make around $3 million, with at least $1 million guaranteed according to Dan Rafael.
What is Mike Tyson’s net worth?
Mike Tyson made millions throughout his career, but his net worth isn’t as high as you might think.
Forbes estimated Tyson’s career earnings are around $685 million, but it’s been reported that his current net worth is around $3 million. Tyson was a lucrative spender during his fighting days, has been married three times and has eight children. He also served three years in prison after being convicted of rape in 1992. He filed for bankruptcy in 2003, with reportedly having as much as $23 million in debt.
Tyson has since been able to get back into good financial standing by reshaping his public image through numerous TV and movie appearances, most notably in the 2009 film “The Hangover.” He had his own animated TV series, “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” and in recent years has developed his own marijuana dispensary empire.
What is Roy Jones Jr.’s net worth?
Surprisingly, Roy Jones Jr.’s current estimated net worth is higher than Mike Tyson’s.
Jones is estimated to be worth $5 million, which is good considering his career earnings are estimated at a meager $55 million compared to Tyson’s $685 million.
Mike Tyson’s career record
- Name: Mike Tyson
- Nationality: American
- Born: June 30, 1966
- Height: 5-10
- Reach: 71 inches
- Total fights: 58
- Record: 50-6-2 with 44 knockouts
Roy Jones Jr.’s career record
- Name: Roy Jones Jr.
- Nationality: American
- Born: Jan. 16, 1969
- Height: 5-11
- Reach: 74 inches
- Total fights: 75
- Record: 66-9 with 47 knocouts