Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. fight results, highlights: Legends fight for a draw in the show match


Before Saturday’s show fight fight with boxing legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., it wasn’t possible to predict what would happen on the ring. At a total age of 105, and because of the uncertainty of the rules before the event, the already unpredictable situation was even harder to figure out. But once the men got into the ring, they went as hard as they could have asked for in eight, two-minute rounds, which resulted in a split draw on the WBC judges ’scoreboards.

The fight was rough and chaotic, and in most exchanges only one or two punches were thrown by any of the men before the fighters collided and made short punches until referee Ray Corona interrupted them. Tyson occasionally placed the hooks on the left side of his trademark away while showing the flashes of Jones ’old style, dancing and boating among the invisible bumps.

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Tyson seemed to have accumulated most of the early runs, taken off the cleaner punches, and muscled Jones at the clinic. Jones was the visibly more tired man between rounds in the corner, but he continued to try to gut the fight, increasing his volume in later rounds. This is despite the fact that Tyson was much more removed from his professional warrior age.

Jones ’late work resulted in so many late rounds to get the win on one scoreboard and the draw on the other. After Tyson won the third scoreboard, the fight was somewhat unsatisfactory.

While Tyson said he was happy with the result, Jones was less delighted and said after the fight, “I’m a draw, I’m not pulling.”

After the fight, Tyson told interviewer Jim Gray that he planned to advance the fight in more shows and still seem interested in leading him back with Jones.

“I usually do it for three minutes,” Tyson said of the rounds. “Sometimes those two minutes seemed like three minutes. I’m glad I put this under my belt to continue this and move on.”

Jones was less committed to fighting again, simply stating it was “hard to say.”

However, Tyson shut him down to return to the ring like a pro.

“It’s bigger than fighting and winning the championship,” Tyson said of attending the shows, where he donates money to charity. – We are humanitarian and we help people.

Fans who watched the pay-per-view event from the Staples Center in Los Angeles were treated with an extra absurd layer, and Snoop Dogg joined the commenting team – having previously fought for Jake Paul’s evil knockout. Nate Robinson. Snoop loudly cheered on Jones during the fight and put in uniforms that helped lead the show fight, during which promoters, fighters, and the California State Athletics Commission battled to see if the promoters and the “real fight.” fighters claimed, or a “hard sparring” session, as the CSAC would have said, a restriction.

The ease of Snoop’s commentary took over the post-fight conversations with Jones and Tyson as the once-feared fighters joked with each other while basking in the brilliant light of the sport’s biggest decades after being considered the two biggest stars. era.

CBS Sports was with you throughout Saturday, read the live scores and highlights below.

Battle card, results

  • Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. result in an unofficial draw
  • Jake Paul def. Nate Robinson through the second round of TKO
  • Badou Jack def. Blake McKernan by unanimous decision (80-72, 80-72, 80-72)
  • Jamaican Ortiz def. Sulaiman Segawa through the seventh round of TKO

Tyson vs. Jones scoreboard, live broadcast

Tyson

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76

Jones

9.

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10.

9.

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76