Mike Tyson Vs. Jake Paul: Here’s what a $2 million VIP ringside package gets you

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Tickets to Mike Tyson’s highly anticipated return to the boxing ring against YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul surged to over US$60,000 on the secondary market for ringside seats, and promoters have offered a whopping US$2 million (AU$3 million) VIP package for the July 20 bout.
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Tickets to Mike Tyson’s match with Jake Paul start around $150, and go for over $60,000 for ringside seats.

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Key Takeaways
  • Secondary ticket site TicketiQ lists the cheapest seat available at $144, ranging up to nearly $61,000 for a first-row seat, while TickPick lists the most expensive at just over $60,000 with a get-in price of $142.
  • The cheapest tickets available on the secondary market through Gametime are listed at $156 for upper-level seating, going up to $9,038.
  • Back-row tickets at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will put fans quite a bit away from the action—the stadium serves as the Dallas Cowboys home field and has a capacity of 80,000 for football games or up to 100,000 if reconfigured for standing room.
  • For fans looking to go all-in on the fight, promotion company Most Valuable Promotions announced it will release a $2 million package it calls the MVP Owner’s Experience, including two ringside apron seats, four first-row and four second-row floor seats, as well as security escort, a locker room photo op, signed gloves from both boxers, pre-fight access and two nights at a penthouse suite with four additional hotel rooms.
  • Tickets to the fight on MVP’s website go on sale March 16, though the promoter has already seen over 120,000 fans sign up for presale access.
Tangent

As of this week, Paul is favored to win the bout, with a moneyline at -178, according to FanDuel, giving a winning better a $15.62 payout on a $10 bet on Paul to win. The moneyline for Tyson stands at +138, providing a $23.80 payout on a $10 bet.

Key Background

The fight, a professional bout sanctioned by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, was first announced in March, with Netflix saying it will broadcast the fight on the streaming platform.

While Tyson, a 58-year-old former undisputed heavyweight champion in the late 1980s and early 1990s, fought in an exhibition match against former champion Roy Jones Jr. in 2020, he has not taken part in a professional contest since 2005, when he lost to Kevin McBride. Paul, 27, and the brother of WWE star Logan Paul, has only fought three traditionally trained boxers, including in 2023 when he lost to Tommy Fury.