Best event of 2020
On November 28th 2020 a highly anticipated exhibition fight took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles between Roy Jones and Mike Tyson. The fight was sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission with three former WBC champions acting as judges. The fight was a split draw and the three former WBC Champion judges scored the fight as follows: Chad Dawson 76- 76 draw, Christy Martin 79-73 for Tyson, and Vinny Pazienza 76-80 for Jones.
On undercard entertainer Jake Paul faced former NBA star - Nate Robinson in the Co-Main event. Robinson was dropped late in the first round and twice in the second round, Paul was declared the winner by KO at 1:24 of the second round. Opening the main card Badu Jack faced the undefeated Blake McKernan. Jack controlled the fight, winning 80- 72 on all three judge's scorecards.
Sponsors included: Weedmap, Acorns, Draft kings and Worldstar. The three hour event took place with no audience and was universally well received by the press. The fight was noted on social media for the commentary provided by rapper Snoop Dogg, who some pundit described as having "WON" the night through his colorful commentary and reactions.
The fight was a great success on PPV surpassing expectations. The event generated over 1.6 million buys, moving UFC 251 out of its position to become the biggest PPV event in 2020 and ranking in over $80 million in PPV revenue alone! The fight ranks in the Top 10 PPV events of all time.