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Sport Tyson-Jones exhibition fight ends in draw

08:40  29 november  2020
08:40  29 november  2020 Source:   thescore.com

One of Britain's top promoters called the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. exhibition 'sad' because 'boxing is a young man's game'

  One of Britain's top promoters called the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. exhibition 'sad' because 'boxing is a young man's game' "Boxing is a young man's game," one of the sport's promoters Frank Warren said, questioning how safe the Mike Tyson and Roy Jones exhibition will be.The two former heavyweight world champions return to the ring November 28 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for an unofficial eight-round match which will not count on either athlete's professional boxing record.

Competitive Exhibition Match Ends in a Draw : "Iron Mike" says that he will step into the ring again. Speaking after the fight , Tyson noted that he was happy with the draw but that he believes he won the fight , While Jones subtly noted his dissatisfaction with the result and how hard his opponent hit.

MIKE TYSON and Roy Jones Jr fought to a DRAW in what proved a bizarre exhibition bout. The legendary pair boxed over eight rounds in what ultimately provided After the result was announced, Tyson said: "I'm good with a draw , because I entertained the crowd, the crowd was happy with it.”

Former heavyweight king Mike Tyson and six-time world champ Roy Jones Jr. fought to a draw during Saturday's much-anticipated exhibition fight at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Mike Tyson smiling for the camera © Donald Kravitz / Getty Images Entertainment / Getty

However, the charity bout ended in controversy after Tyson dominated the eight-round fight but didn't see the results on the scorecards.

"I'm good with that. The crowd was happy with that," Tyson said after the bout, according to Lance Pugmire of The Athletic.

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Tyson and Jones fought eight two-minute rounds, and both emerged smiling and apparently healthy from a highly unusual event at Staples Center. “This is better than fighting for championships,” Tyson said of the heavyweight exhibition , which raised money for various charities.

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Jones acknowledged that he felt Tyson's power throughout the night's co-feature event.

"When he hits you, everything hurts," Jones said. "I thought I did enough from the outside. The body shots took a toll."

Tyson, 54, hadn't participated in a professional boxing match since 2005. Both fighters were guaranteed $1 million from the bout, according to Marc Raimondi of ESPN.

Tyson said leading up to the fight that he would donate his purse to charity.

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Mike Tyson's return to boxing against Roy Jones Jr. generated more than $80 million in revenue .
Mike Tyson’s return to the boxing ring against Roy Jones Jr. has generated more than $80 million in pay-per-view revenue, based on the latest figures. Your browser does not support this video His exhibition match against Roy Jones Jr. on Nov. 28 sold more than 1.6 million pay-per-view buys — priced at $49.49 apiece — according to Tyson’s Legends Only League. The 1.6 million pay-per-view buys ranks the fight among the top 10 combat sports events.From NFL plays to college sports scores, all the top sports news you need to know every day.

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