Originally Posted by knockout artist
Jones was never a superstar, as shown by his poor PPV figures
Jones was doing numbers similar to Mayweather pre-DLH....He never had that proven superstar to fight to elevate him. He did 600K against John Ruiz, a relative no name, but he was a much larger man. If Roy had gotten the Tyson fight, he would've been an enormous draw.
Add into that, he was a terrific gate draw. People would pay to see him in person, but would only pay if they thought it would be competitive.