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Weedmaps to sponsors Mike Tyson’s return to the ring

Nov 25, 2020

With everything going on in the world today, it’s good to know that there’s still a little room for some good old fashioned fun. In a recent press release Weedmaps, which bills itself as the largest technology company in the legal cannabis economy, announced that it is an official sponsor of the “highly anticipated” Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr fight. The fight will be presented by the entertainment platform Triller and hosted by Mario Lopez. 

For those that don;t know, the return of Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. airs around the globe on November 28 at 8 PM. 

As the company noted in their press release, “as the official sponsor, Weedmaps branding will be displayed throughout the event including in the ring, on the screen, during the live broadcast and in the locker room and press room. Weedmaps will also release an exclusive piece of content narrated by Nas, celebrated rapper and entrepreneur, that takes viewers through powerful events in the nation’s history, celebrating those who stood up to fight for change in systemic racism, cannabis legalization and more.”

They also noted their excitement at being sponsors of the event.

“Weedmaps is ecstatic to be the official sponsor of Mike Tyson’s highly-anticipated return to the ring,” said Juanjo Feijoo, Chief Marketing Officer at Weedmaps in a statement. “We recognize this is a huge moment for the broader industry and through this sponsorship, we’re hoping to introduce a new audience to Weedmaps as well as bring attention to some of the important conversations happening around cannabis today. This is just one of many steps we are proactively taking to break down stigmas, promote social equity, and encourage all to join us in the fight for change.”

Weedmaps was founded in 2008. According to their statement, they “connect consumers to retailers and brands, and advocate for accessible cannabis for all patients and adults.” 

“By partnering with companies like Weedmaps, Triller helps fight the stigma surrounding the cannabis industry. A night that will go down in history as an iconic moment of athletes, musicians, and cultural icons coming together, should be sponsored by those who align with our core mission and we look forward to seeing everyone at TysonOnTriller.com,” said Bobby Sarnevesht, Executive Chairman of Triller in a statement.

Former champ Mike Tyson weighed in as well.

“It feels great to return to the ring after 15 years and I’m thrilled that Weedmaps is the title sponsor of this remarkable moment in my career,” said former professional boxer, Mike Tyson. “I’m a proud advocate for cannabis legalization so this partnership with Weedmaps is particularly close to my heart. This is a significant moment for the cannabis industry, and I am committed to doing my part to fight for change.”

The entire fight card consists of Tyson vs. Jones Jr., Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson, Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan, and Viddal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter. Also on tap are multi-song performances by DaBaby, Lil Wayne, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa, and YG. As noted by the recent statement, “the fight can be ordered on Pay-Per-View through cable and satellite providers and is also available on PPV streaming at www.TysonOnTriller.com. The event is $49.99.”

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