Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. are finally going to collide, as the date for their highly anticipated bout is Saturday, November 28. Fite TV has acquired the digital streaming rights for the event for the United States and Canada, with the price point being $49.99.
Other bouts announced for the card include Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan, Viddal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter and Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson, plus Mario Lopez will serve as the host for the event. The following press release was issued for the event:
FITE’s Gonna Knock You Out with the Iconic Tyson vs. Jones PPV Event
TysonOnTriller.com platform is powered by FITE, which scored the exclusive digital rights for the U.S. and Canada; Buy the event on all FITE platforms for $49.99
New York, NY, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FITE, the premiere global platform for sports and entertainment, announced today that it has acquired the exclusive US and Canadian digital rights to carry the highly anticipated Tyson vs. Jones Pay Per View event on November 28th at 9pm ET. As part of the deal, FITE's battle-tested PPV platform is powering TysonOnTriller.com, the central hub for the event. Fans can buy the digital event via FITE.tv, any of the FITE mobile/OTT/Smart TV platforms, or directly from the TysonOnTriller.com website which will feature fight news, announcements, promotional videos and coming soon, a digital portal to buy the event.
This important boxing and pop cultural event, featuring “Iron” Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. is brought to you by Triller, the wildly popular digital app. The entire 4-hour event, which will kick off at 8pm ET with the live PPV Main card starting at 9pm ET, will also feature an exciting undercard of compelling fights in addition to Tyson and Jones Jr.: Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan, Viddal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter, and YouTuber Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson. The host will be Emmy-winner Mario Lopez. Details about the live countdown show and the special musical artists to be added to this multimedia event will be announced soon.
The fight is the first event of a series of live sporting events produced under Mike Tyson’s Legends Only League, a next-generation sports venture that provides full support and infrastructure to the world’s greatest athletes.
"The Tyson vs. Jones fight is going to be one of those iconic brawls people will be talking about for decades," said Michael Weber, COO of FITE. "Triller and FITE are the perfect pair to deliver a flawless, no-filler fan experience worthy of this moment."
“Triller has always been about shaking things up and pursuing our motto, ‘You do you,’” said Triller Chairman Bobby Sarnevesht. “No one embodies that motto more than Mike Tyson. We’re thrilled to be working with Tyson and Legends Only League, Jones Jr., this amazing group of athletes, and FITE to present this historic event.”
FITE, an international company headquartered in New York, has streamed more than 3,500 events in the last 5 years including major PPV events from Top Rank, PBC, AEW, UFC, WWE, Impact, GoldenBoy/HBO and Matchroom Boxing. This company, which specializes in global digital PPV live streams will make this event available via all major OTT devices: Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Android TV, XBOX, Chromecast, PlayStation, online at FITE.tv, all iOS and Android mobile apps, Vizio SmartCast TVs and more than 7,000 Smart TV models, as well as via TysonOnTriller.com. Plus, the PPV fight purchase made via any of these FITE platforms will work on the others as well, and include replays.
About FITE: FITE is the premium global platform for live sports and entertainment offering many of the industry's marquee PPV events and SVOD packages with 2.6MM registered users. FITE is available worldwide through its iOS and Android mobile apps, Apple TV, Android TV, ROKU, Amazon Fire TV and Huawei apps. In addition, FITE supports Vizio SmartCast, Cox Contour and the Contour Streaming Player, Foxxum, Chromecast, PS4, XBOX, ZEASN, Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex, Netrange, Vidaa/Hisense, Vewd, Netgem TV, as well as 7,000 models of Smart TVs. Available online at www.FITE.tv. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. If it Happens, it’s on FITE.
About Triller: Triller is an AI-powered entertainment app that allows users to create professional-looking videos in a matter of seconds. Pick a song, select the portion of the song you want to use, snap a few takes and with the tap of a button you have a celebrity-quality music video starring you and your friends. Triller relies solely on organic growth and has more than 250 million downloads, with celebrities like Alicia Keys, Cardi B, Marshmello, Roddy Ricch and Eminem regularly using the app to create their own music videos. Triller recently was acquired by Proxima Media. For more information, visit www.triller.co and follow @trillervids on Instagram.