Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. battled to a attract an exhibition combat Saturday night time in Los Angeles however placed on an entertaining present that drew many eyeballs and had individuals clamoring for the “Iron Mike” days.
The 54-year-old Tyson and the 51-year-old Jones went the complete eight rounds on the Staples Middle in a combat that wouldn’t be charged to their official information.
Jones did not agree with the result.
Whereas the combat could have been dominated a draw, followers on Twitter weighed in with their opinions on the bout.
For a lot of, Snoop Dogg — who was part of the commentary workforce — had the road of the night time.
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Some even had been hoping that the hip-hop star would pursue different commentating ventures.
Tyson compiled a 50-6 file throughout his profession. However he hasn’t fought since June 2005 when he misplaced to Kevin McBride through a nook stoppage. Tyson mentioned after the combat that he didn’t have “the heart to be on this sport anymore.” His final win got here towards Clifford Etienne in February 2003.
Jones completed his boxing profession 66-9 with 47 knockouts. His final combat was February 2018 towards Scott Sigmon through which he received through unanimous choice.
The combat was part of Tyson’s Legends Solely League, which goals to supply previous star athletes a solution to play as soon as once more.
The California State Athletic Fee sanctioned the bout however with a number of guidelines. DAZN identified that the combat will go eight, 2-minute rounds, the combat will cease if there is a lower and there are not any knockouts. The WBC scored the combat.
Earlier within the night time, Jake Paul knocked out Nate Robinson.