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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.”

Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is the lead Combat Sports writer for AfroBallers. He is an expert in Boxing, Mixed Martial Art and Wrestling reportage. Isaac is a journalist with newfound love for athlete management and digital media.

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