ROY JONES JR enjoyed a glittering and lucrative boxing career – but it’s about to get a whole lot sweeter.
The former world heavyweight champion takes on arguably the most famous boxer to ever live in Mike Tyson on November 28, in an eight-round exhibition fight.
Roy Jones Jr has not fought for over two years but faces Mike Tyson on Nov 28Credit: Getty Images – Getty
The clash will be on pay-per-view, meaning the opportunity to make some big money is right in front of both men.
But with over 100 fights between them and multiple world title wins, both Tyson and Jones Jr are doing just fine financially.
What is Roy Jones Jr’s net worth?
According to CelebrityNetWorth, Jones Jr has a net worth of £3.8million, but made over £40m during his career as a fighter.
It’s also been reported that Jones Jr has had various financial issues over the years and in 2014 he filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Roy Jones Jr fought Antonio Tarver on three occasions Credit: Getty – Contributor
Jones Jr, however, kept his boxing career going long enough that the managed to escape any debt he found himself in, before retiring in 2018.
He made his largest purse in boxing when he fought John Ruiz for the WBA heavyweight world title in 2003, picking up a cool £10m, as well as 60 per cent of the revenue from the fight.
What endorsements does Roy Jones Jr have?
Jones Jr has a number of lucrative endorsements.
According to USAtoday.com, Jones Jr is in partnership with Air Jordan, which is famously part of Nike’s apparel range.
Roy Jones Jr will make at least £7.5million for his fight with Mike TysonCredit: Getty – Contributor
Jones Jr is also said to be an ambassador for entertainment platform Fight To Fame.
He also owns his own CBD oil company – Left Hook CBD, which was founded earlier this year.
How much is Roy Jones Jr making to fight Mike Tyson?
Roy Jones Jr’s purse for his fight with Mike Tyson is said to be around £7.5m, which is the joint-highest of his career.
Jones Jr and Tyson will also share the money, 50-50 down the middle, made from pay-per-view buys, meaning his earnings could rocket as high as £20m.
Roy Jones finished his professional career with a record of 66-9. Credit: Times Newspapers Ltd
In the U.S. the fight will cost $59.99 on streaming app Triller.
Over here in the UK, the fight will cost £19.95 on BT Sport Box Office.
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