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Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr heavyweight exhibition ends in draw

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr have played out an eight-round DRAW in their veteran exhibition match.

The bout was scored a draw after the pair of boxing legends went the distance in Los Angeles.

Tyson and Jones fought eight two-minute rounds, and both emerged smiling and apparently healthy from a highly unusual event at Staples Center.

Jones walked to the ring with gloves and trunks honoring Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, while Tyson wore his signature all-black trunks.

Tyson tagged Jones with body shots and a handful of head punches during a bout that was required to be a fairly safe glorious sparring session by the California State Athletic Commission.

Speaking after the result, ‘Iron’ Mike said: “Sometimes that two minutes felt like three minutes.

“I’m just happy I got this under my belt and I’m going to continue to go further and do more, absolutely.”

Jones Jr said: “We gotta do this again. Everybody loves Mike, I love Mike too.

“But it’s tough to take the punches from Mike, so I’ll go talk to my family, see how they feel about it.”

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