Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr LIVE REACTION: Legends DRAW after brutal bout, rematch eyed – results, latest updates – The Sun

Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr LIVE REACTION: Legends DRAW after brutal bout, rematch eyed – results, latest updates – The Sun

MIKE TYSON and Roy Jones Jr weaved and jabbed their way to a DRAW in a fascinating exhibition bout. 

The veteran pair fared admirably in Los Angeles' stunning Staples Center as judges scored them to a tie, before they both vowed to step into the ring AGAIN.

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  • Joe Brophy

    PAUL TALK

    Jake Paul has claimed he has taken up boxing for the long haul after moving to 2-0.

    He said: “For me, my whole life has been a fight.

    “So fighting — it’s something that I’m great at. Being from Ohio, a small town and making my way to Los Angeles to fame and success and just fighting for it.

    “People never believing in me, people hating me — being one of the most hated people in the world. I have to fight through that, it’s not easy.

    “So this is the perfect sport. I’ve found my lane.”

  • Joe Brophy

    PAUL TO PLAY FOR

    Jake Paul has called out everyone from Conor McGregor to his own BROTHER Logan after his knocking out Nate Robinson.

    Speaking in his post-fight interview, the YouTube star said: “I’ve been training my ass off for the past year. I’m taking this seriously.

    “There’s a long list of opponents that I want — Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis. I’m going to knock them both out.

    “There’s my brother, KSI on the line, Austin McBroom. I want to be in this sport for a long time. I’m in love with it so why not?”

  • Joe Brophy

    REMINDER

    Mike Tyson is set to make £7.5million from his mouthwatering comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr.

    In the UK, it will cost fight fans £19.95 to watch the pair, with a combined age of 105, go to war.

    In the US it will blast a much bigger hole in people's wallets.

    The price to see the legends trade leather will be $49.99, around £38.

    The fight, which went all eight rounds, has meant that Tyson could walk away with £7.5m.

    That equates to £937,500 per round, £468,500 per minute and £7,812 per second.

  • Joe Brophy

    DOGGY STYLE

    Snoop Dogg trolled Mike Tyson's comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr by claiming the bout was more “like two of my uncles fighting at the BBQ”.

    The legendary pair boxed to a DRAW over eight rounds in what ultimately provided more clinching than punching.

    The mainly uneventful pay-per-view spectacle had little highlights, meaning the veteran duo avoided any risks to their health.

  • Joe Brophy

    DRAW LOTS

    Mike Tyson drew in his big boxing comeback against Roy Jones Jr in a messy affair in Los Angeles.

    Jones Jr did the perfect job of stifling Tyson throughout the entire fight by clinching at any opportunity he could.

    You could almost tell it was going to be scored a draw half-way through – as nothing much was happening.

    Click Here as SunSport tells the story of the fight between 54-year-old Tyson and 51-year-old Jones…

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    ROY'S SPECIAL GLOVES

    The pair were fighting at the Staples Center after all.

    So that gave Roy Jones Jr the idea of wearing special gloves in tribute to the late great Kobe Bryant, who tragically died in a helicopter crash last year.

    The NBA legend was hugely revered and loved in California.

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    SCORECARDS

    Here are the unofficial WBC judges' scorecards, according to Michael Benson.

    – Christy Martin: Tyson 79-73 Jones Jr

    – Vinny Pazienza: Tyson 80-76 Jones Jr

    – Chad Dawson: Tyson 76-76 Jones Jr

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    MORE ROY

    Jones Jr adds: “We've got to do this again, everybody loves Mike, I love Mike too but it's something else taking punches from Mike.

    “I'll go talk to my family, see how they feel about it and if they want to do it again, we'll do it again.”

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    CAPTAIN HOOK'S HOOKED

    Roy Jones Jr said: “Dude is so strong man… when he hits you, to the head, punches to the body shots, everything hurts.

    I'm cool with a draw, just might have to do it again.

    “Body shots definitely took a toll the body shots are what make you exhausted.”

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    MORE IRON MIKE

    Tyson adds: “I'm used to doing it for three minutes, sometimes like two minutes or three minutes.

    “I hope to go further, absolutely, and he can be on the car as well

    “I was very happy to be here, despite what everyone says I was happy to go to eight rounds.

    “Nobody thought I could go eight rounds, but you've got to go the distance, that's boxing.”

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    IRON MIKE SPEAKS

    Mike Tyson says: “I'm good with that.

    “Yeah but I'm good with a draw, because I entertained the crowd, the crowed was happy with it.”

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    JUDGES CALL A DRAW!

    IT'S A TIE BETWEEN MIKE TYSON AND ROY JONES JR!!

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    LEGENDS EMBRACE

    They look pretty wiped after that eight-round bout.

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND EIGHT

    The old legends touch gloves out of mutual respect as the final session starts.

    Jones celebrates and showboats after a shimmy gets him out of a Tyson assault.

    Tyson closes down the distance before another clinch is broken up.

    Another hug, and another. And the bell.

    Mercy

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND SEVEN

    Jones threatens some southpaw work but is then tied up in a clinch.

    The Florida man drops his hands to tempt Tyson.

    Iron Mike cannot do anything to get it won.

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND SEVEN

    Tyson's team tell him he is doing “f****** great” in the interval.

    Jones is advised to throw a straight left hand out of a southpaw stance.

    There's another clinch and then Jones lands a quick combination of three punches.

    Tyson barrells at Jones and pins him in a corner but nothing comes of it.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    TIME FOR A BREATHER

    Mike Tyson gets a drink in his corner, two rounds to go.

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND SIX

    The ref has to break them up after six secondsand Tyson is warned for a low blow.

    Jones tries a left to the body and a stiff jab but neither make a dent.

    Jones ducks a malicious Tyson hook.

    Then it's cuddle o'clock again. Yawn

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    HAVE THEY STILL GOT IT?

    A lot of grappling going on in Staples Center.

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND FIVE

    Both men at least end the session swinging but there's been a tragic lack of skill or power on show.

    Jones is bresthing hard but tells the referee he is coping just fine.

    Six starts now…

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND FIVE

    Tyson's corner tell him he is a “cold blooded assassin”

    The ref tells them both to liven up.

    It's all holding and wrestling.

    Nothing happening in the pocket.

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND FOUR

    Tyson throws a jab and two hooks to Jones' body but they have no effect.

    Jones is always holding and spoiling.

    This is not an exhibition of a couple of veterans' skills.

    It's a bit of a washout.

    The ref warns Jones he could stop it over the holding.

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND FOUR

    Jones' corner tell him to jab and feint more.

    Tyson tries to fight as soon as the bell goes but it ends in a cuddle.

    Jones gets on his jab and ties Tyson up again on the ropes.

    The ref tells the old boys to work out of the clinch.

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND THREE

    Jones is tying Tyson up a lot.

    The third is sloppy and short of action.

    Jr is trying to sap Tyson's early energy.

    Bell ends the worst round so far.

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND THREE

    Grappling and wrestling kicks off the third.

    No clean punchs in the first minute.

    There's a clash of heads but no cut on either shaved head.

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