Triller and Mike Tyson’s Legends Only League are trying to make its maiden voyage into producing a boxing pay-per-view as big as possible by reaching into a deep well of mainstays in the sport.
The entertainment platform announced the principals who’ll be tasked with producing a palatable product on the screen for the exhibition showdown between Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Nov. 28.
Hall of Fame broadcaster Al Bernstein will provide play-by-play coverage, and Sugar Ray Leonard and UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya will serve as analysts.
“It’s surreal that I’m actually given the opportunity to witness these two living legends compete ringside,” said Adesanya. “I grew up watching these two boxing icons in the ring and am honored to be on the sidelines commenting on one of the greatest comeback fights of all time.”
“I’ve never seen a night with so many iconic names on the program. This matchup is something I thought I’d only see in my dreams, but here we are,” said Leonard.
Hall of Fame broadcaster and author of the new book “Talking to GOATs” Jim Gray will provide pre-and-post fight interviews, while boxing aficionado and co-voice of “The 3 Knockdown Rule” podcast Mario Lopez will move the program along as the event’s host, much like he does for NBC’s “Access Hollywood.”
Michael Buffer will serenade the screens with his iconic line of “Let’s Get Ready To Rumble” for the main event, while ring announcer Barrie Egget will introduce the fighters in action for the undercard. Ernesto Amador will provide the primary Spanish commentary.
Grammy Award-winning artist Ne-Yo will perform the National Anthem.
“Opening for a fight of this magnitude is an honor and I can’t wait to witness one of the most noteworthy nights of the decade. I may be performing, but I am a fan at the end of the day and I look forward to witnessing this once in a lifetime lineup,” says Ne-Yo.
Earlier this week it was announced that Da Baby, Lil Wayne, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa and YG will each have multi-song performances.
The eight-round exhibition between Tyson and Jones Jr. will be fought in two-minute rounds and be scored remotely by the WBC. The California State Athletic Commission has sanctioned the fight. The undercard will feature fights between Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson, Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan and Viddal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter.
The Tyson vs Jones PPV can be purchased on cable and satellite, as well as digitally on TysonOnTriller.com for $49.99 in the United States and Canada.
Noel Galang – Kamao TV