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Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. fight results, highlights: Legends fight to a draw in exhibition match

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Forward of Saturday’s exhibition struggle between boxing legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., it was unimaginable to foretell what would occur within the ring. At a mixed 105 years of age and with uncertainty over the foundations forward of the occasion, an already unpredictable state of affairs felt even more durable to determine. However as soon as the boys received within the ring, they went as exhausting as may very well be requested for over eight, two-minute rounds resulting in a break up draw on the WBC-assigned judges scorecards.

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The struggle was tough and tumble, with just one or two punches being thrown by both man in most exchanges earlier than the fighters would clinch and work brief punches till damaged up by referee Ray Corona. Tyson would often land his trademark left hooks at distance as Jones confirmed flashes of his previous model, dancing and showboating in between popping off no-look jabs.

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Tyson appeared to pile up many of the early rounds, touchdown the cleaner punches and muscling Jones within the clinch. Jones was the extra visibly fatigued man within the nook between rounds, however he continued to attempt to intestine out the struggle, turning up his quantity within the later rounds. This regardless of Tyson being much more faraway from his time as an expert fighter.

Jones’ late work served to attain him sufficient late rounds to earn the win on one scorecard and a draw on the opposite. With Tyson successful the third scorecard, the struggle was left a considerably unsatisfying draw.

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Whereas Tyson stated he was pleased with the consequence, Jones was much less thrilled, saying after the struggle, “I put on attracts, I do not do attracts.”

After the struggle, Tyson advised interviewer Jim Grey that he deliberate to maneuver ahead preventing extra exhibitions and even appeared desirous about operating it again with Jones.

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“I am used to doing it for 3 minutes,” Tyson stated of the rounds. “Typically, that two minutes felt like three minutes. I am blissful I received this below my belt to maintain doing this and go additional.”

Jones was much less dedicated to preventing once more, stating merely that it was “exhausting to say.”

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Tyson did shut down any thought of coming again to the ring as an expert, nonetheless.

“That is greater than preventing and successful the championship,” Tyson stated of competing in exhibitions the place he donates cash to charity. “We’re humanitarians and we’re serving to folks.”

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Followers who tuned in to observe the pay-per-view occasion from Staples Heart in Los Angeles have been handled to an additional layer of absurdity, with Snoop Dogg becoming a member of the commentary crew — as he had completed one struggle prior for Jake Paul’s vicious knockout of Nate Robinson. Snoop was loudly cheering on Jones by the struggle and inserting one-liners that helped take the sting off an exhibition struggle that noticed a battle between promoters, fighters and the California State Athletic Fee over whether or not it was a “actual struggle” because the promoters and fighters claimed, or a “exhausting sparring” session because the CSAC stated could be the restrictions.

The lightness supplied by Snoop’s commentary carried over into the post-fight interviews with Jones and Tyson, with the as soon as feared fighters joking with one another whereas they basked within the vibrant lights of the game’s largest stage a long time after being two of the largest stars of their period.

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CBS Sports activities was with you all through the whole manner on Saturday, learn on for our stay outcomes and highlights under. 

Combat card, outcomes

  • Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. ends in an unofficial break up draw
  • Jake Paul def. Nate Robinson by way of second-round TKO
  • Badou Jack def. Blake McKernan by way of unanimous choice (80-72, 80-72, 80-72)
  • Jamaine Ortiz def. Sulaiman Segawa by way of seventh-round TKO

Tyson vs. Jones scorecard, stay protection

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