Boxing fans around the world tuned in with excitement to watch former champions Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr battle it out in their return to the ring, but the lead up to the main event had fans absolutely stunned.
Viewers took to social media during the main card of the Tyson-Jones Jr fight to joke they had accidentally purchased a music concert after a string of performers took over the show in the lead up to the main event.
'HE QUIT’: Boxing world stunned as star 'takes a knee'
'BLOOD EVERYWHERE': MMA world rocked by 'terrifying' scenes
High-profile artists such as Snoop Dogg, SAINt JHN, YG and French Montana all announced they would be performing at the event.
But it was Wiz Khalifa’s performance that had fans wondering “what was happening”, while others were happy to go with the flow and soak it all up.
paid for a fight but got a wiz khalifa show
— NICOLE COMBS ✨ (@nicohocking) November 29, 2020
— Dan Rafael (@DanRafael1) November 29, 2020
— Amar Singh (The Great Towel-E) (@SkyBlue_Am) November 29, 2020
"Wiz Khalifa, having a great time. I can smell it from here." --Mario Lopez on the #TysonJones PPV after Wiz smoked on stage during his set lol
— Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) November 29, 2020
“A fella by the name of ‘French Montana’ will be performing.”
Bro what even is happening rn 😂😂#TysonJones
— King Ogun (@OlDirtyBebop) November 29, 2020
— نـايـجـل (@imgonu) November 29, 2020
I don’t know what to say about the whole set up of the arena for tonight other than I feel like I’m watching one of those music videos that just happens to have a boxing ring in it 🥊#TysonJones #TysonJonesJr
— Thaddeus (@tdmainevent) November 29, 2020
I'm watching Wiz Khalifa perform Black & Yellow while waiting for a Mike Tyson fight.
I have no idea what year it is.
— Jordan Dajani (@JordanDajani) November 29, 2020
— HIPHOP CROWN NATION® (@HHCNation) November 29, 2020
— Noel J Garza (@JasiahGarza) November 29, 2020
— PapaKoala✨ (@PapaKoalaYT) November 29, 2020
I’m dying at the #TysonJones thread... any time I think I’m on the wrong link (Bc there’s more rappers and other fights than what we came here for) I look at the tweets and realize nah. I’m in the right place 🤣🙄🙄
— ellahtee (@ellahtee) November 29, 2020
Lil Wayne pulls out of Tyson-Jones Jr line-up
Controversy struck the event before it happened as another rapper, Lil Wayne, pulled out of his performance.
But in a statement, the main event announced Snoop Dogg would step in.
“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 read.
One fan noted the only positive to come out of the ‘circus’ was UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya’s performance as commentator.
Only thing good coming out of this circus is that we now know that Izzy is a great commentator and should replace some guys in the UFC after retiring.#TysonJones
— manos (@feet_work) November 29, 2020
Click here to sign up to our newsletter for all the latest and breaking stories from Australia and around the world.