Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. Fight

December 15, 2020


On November 29, two former champions Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. with the combined age of 105, gave fans every bit of nostalgia for over eight, two-minute rounds inside the Staples Center. Both parties won a total of $13 million in the fight. Tyson is guaranteed 10 million and Jones is guaranteed 3 million is guaranteed. They put in their all as they were requested for more than eight, two-minute rounds prompting a split draw on the WBC-relegated judge’s scorecards.

The fight was somewhat rough around the edges, with neither one of the men commenting on a real volume of strikes. Neither appeared to toss more than two consecutive punches without getting in the clinch and being broken up by referee official Ray Corona. Every so often, Tyson handled his brand name left to snare a right way off while Jones demonstrated his old self’s glimmers with no-look punches and showing-off for sure.

Tyson appeared to accumulate the vast majority of the early adjustments, handling the cleaner punches and muscling Jones in the secure. Jones was obviously more exhausted in the corner between adjusts, yet he kept attempting to gut out the battle, increasing his volume in the later changes. This notwithstanding Tyson being undeniably more taken out from his time as an expert contender. 

Jones’ late work served to score him late enough adjustments to acquire the success on one scorecard and a draw on the other. With Tyson winning the third scorecard, the fight was left to some uninspiring degree draw. Jones was less excited with the outcome, saying after the fight, “I wear draws, I don’t do draws.” While Tyson said he was happy with the result.

Tyson told interviewer Jim Gray, an American sportscaster, that he wanted to push ahead battling more displays and even appeared to be keen on running it back with Jones. “I’m accustomed to doing it for three minutes,” Tyson said of the rounds, “Some of the time, that two minutes felt like three minutes. I’m cheerful. I got this added to my repertoire to continue doing this and go further.”

Tyson shuts down any thought of returning to the ring as an expert, be that as it may. “This is bigger than fighting and winning the championship,” Tyson said of contending in displays where he gives cash to money and charity. “We’re humanitarians, and we’re helping people.”


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