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Triller looks to transform pro boxing, company’s profile after success of Tyson fight card

Mike Tyson's return to the ring for the first time since 2005 was a huge success (Credit: Getty Images)

Triller co-owner Ryan Kavanaugh tells SportBusiness how the Tyson-Jones fight came together and how the social media platform is looking to use live sports to compete in the short-form digital space.

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