Organizers of the Mike Tyson v. Roy Jones Jr. exhibition appear to be at loggerheads with California’s athletic commission over the event’s rules

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.

  • Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., two of the all-time greats in boxing, are two days away from their wildly-anticipated exhibition at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
  • Organizers Triller appear to be at loggerheads behind-the-scenes with the California State Athletic Commission, which as a duty of care for athletes competing in their jurisdiction.
  • The CSAC has said knockouts are forbidden. But according to a statement sent to Insider, this is false.
  • "There could be a knockout and there will be one winner," Triller co-owner Ryan Kavanaugh said.
  • This conflict over the rules puts referee Ray Corona in a tough position, according to CBS analyst Brian Campbell.
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