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Roy Jones: I Thought I Did Enough Boxing On The Outside To Win

Staples Center, Los Angeles, California - In an eight round exhibition, Mike Tyson (50-6, 44 KOs) fought Roy Jones Jr. (66-9, 47 KOs) to a disputed eight round draw.

The World Boxing Council has assigned three retired boxers to act as judges for the bout.

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.


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

Tyson, 54-years-old and a former undisputed heavyweight champion, retired from the sport in 2005. And Jones, 51-years-old and a former four division champion, last fought in early 2018.

Jones seemed to be exhausted after a few rounds and resorted to holding every time Tyson charged in to do work.

Tyson clearly outworked and outlanded Jones in the bout - and many observers had scored the majority of the fight in his favor.

But Jones felt that he had done enough to win the fight. He felt the draw verdict justifies a rematch.

“Hell no, I ain’t ever satisfied with a draw,” Jones said. “I wear draws, I don’t do draws. I like him, but the dude is so strong, man. And I understand why they say some things are bucket list. Because when he hits you – if it’s his head, his punches, his body shots, don’t matter – everything hurts.

“So, for me, I thought I did enough boxing on the outside to do the job, but I’m cool with a draw. It means we just might have to try to do it again.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by elfag on 11-30-2020

mike carried him and roy lost almost all rounds. wbc unofficial judges gave him a draw and he is still complaining. what a joke

Comment by !! Shawn on 11-30-2020

Can we all just agree that Bhop would have done a number on them?

Comment by Lefty0616 on 11-30-2020

While some folks had Tyson winning by shutout, I gave Jones a couple of rounds. Jones is kidding himself, if he thinks he did enough outside work though. His punches weren't precise, he showed no ring generalship (he looked clumsy…

Comment by b4dmusic on 11-29-2020

Roy Jones definitely did enough running and holding to prove that he was trying to survive at no time did he actually try to fight or win.

Comment by Real King Kong on 11-29-2020

[QUOTE=Tatabanya;20916558]Both guys are good actors, one should say. Still, Tyson looked much fresher in there, and surprisingly quick even in the later rounds.[/QUOTE] Yea...Roy looked like a 50 yr old man in there. Tyson looked like a 50 yr old…

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