Most fight fans thought they had the wrong channel.
Then they thought they’d accidentally purchased a music festival.
In the end the reality set in that the Mike Tyson- Roy Jones Jr fight had taken the gamble of kicking off its big blockbuster event with a series of extended live musical acts.
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While rapper Wiz Khalifa lit up his performance and appeared to light up a joint on live TV, the spectacle fell flat with many across the world with fans just wanting to see some actual boxing.
Khalifa kicked off the entertainment with Snoop Dogg, SAINt JHN, YG and French Montana still to come on the star-studded line-up.
WWE legend The Iron Sheik posted on Twitter after one performer rolled out three consecutive songs after the opening fight on the main card: WHAT THE F*** AM I WATCHING? #TysonJones”.
It came after some late drama on the morning of the fight with rapper Lil Wayne pulling out at the last minute – only for rap icon Snoop Dogg to announce he will be joining the star-studded performance line-up at the Staples Centre event.
The late switch was confirmed by promoters in a statement.
“We are excited to announce that world-renowned rapper, Snoop Dogg will be joining tonight’s musical line-up in celebration of Tyson and Jones Jr.’s historic return to the ring,” the statement claimed.
Lil Wayne also confirmed his no-show on Twitter, writing: “Due to unforeseeable circumstances I won’t be performing tonight at the Tyson/Jones fight. Hope the event is still a success and much love to (promotion company) Triller”.
It came after TMZ first reported Lil Wayne skipped his scheduled flight to Los Angeles to perform before Tyson and Roy Jones Jr make their walks to the ring.
SAINt JHN, Wiz Khalifa, YG and French Montana are also expected to perform.
Snoop was hyped for the event, posting on Twitter Sunday: “Who wanna see me LIve ?? It’s going down”.