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Photos: Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr. Battle To a Split Draw

Staples Center, Los Angeles, California - In an exhibition bout between two legendary names, Mike Tyson (50-6, 44 KOs) fought Roy Jones Jr. (66-9, 47 KOs) to a disputed eight round draw. (Photos by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Triller).

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Most observers saw Tyson as the clear decision winner.

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The scores were 76-76 for the draw by Christy Martin. 79-73 for Tyson by Chad Dawson and 80-76 for Jones by Vinny Paz.

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The contest had modified rules, with two-minute rounds and gloves that were larger than regulation.

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Tyson, 54-years-old and a former undisputed heavyweight champion, retired from the sport in 2005.

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And Jones, 51-years-old and a former four division champion, last fought in early 2018.

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Tyson was going after Jones, who was sticking and moving. There was a lot of holding with Jones getting hit to the body when he would grab on. Tyson was throwing a lot of punches. 

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Jones continued to hold often in the second, as Tyson was charging in with big shots. In the third, Tyson was looking for the big shots with Jones still doing a lot of holding.

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During the fourth, Jones was hurt from hooks to the body, but managed to weather the storm. During the fifth, Tyson continued to connect with the much bigger shots. Jones seemed to be completely exhausted in the sixth as Tyson was doing most of the work.

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Jones tried to let his hands go in the seventh, but Tyson came back firing with hard shots the body. More holding by Jones in the eight, as Tyson was trying to land something big and did most of the work.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by BodyBagz on 12-03-2020

''Battle'' :lol1:

Comment by royjonesjrKTFO on 12-01-2020

[QUOTE=Unidentified;20917982]Lol...WBC gave them both a belt; that's about right.[/QUOTE] Note that it says "Black Lives Matter" on them. Lol!

Comment by Unidentified on 11-30-2020

Lol...WBC gave them both a belt; that's about right.

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