The much-anticipated ring return fight between Mike Tyson, 54 and Roy Jones, 51, ended draw in an exhibition bout held for charity purposes in Los Angeles, USA.
Mike clearly dominated the rounds in a display that showed that his present age has not in any way interfered with his speed and agility. Roy Jones, visibly fatigued in parts of the match, highlighted the body shots as the major reason for his exhaustion. He said, “The body shots are what make you exhausted.”
The notable factor was the absence of ringside judges to score the contest between the two legendary boxers. The World Boxing Council, however, formed a set of judges that scored the bout from a distance.
Mike, popularly referred to as “Iron Mike Tyson” during his era, was one of the most dreaded boxers in the world then, however, he was quick to shot down any idea of a return to professional boxing as he believes that negates his idea of a comeback.
He said, “This is bigger than fighting and winning the championship,” Tyson said of exhibitions where he donates earnings to charity. “We’re humanitarians and we’re helping people.”
The two boxers were introduced by legendary ring announcer Michael Buffer, who delivered his famous “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble” inside the Staples Centre which was void of fans given the COVID-19 pandemic.