Making his much-anticipated boxing return, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson’s exhibition fight against fellow legend Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday night was unofficially ruled a draw.
After the eight-round bout at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Tyson, who last fought in 2005, said he will “absolutely” do another exhibition.
Both fighters showed flashes of their former glory but ultimately Tyson overwhelmed Jones with his heavy hitting, breaking down Jones after the fourth round. Tyson outlanded Jones 67-37 with 35 body punches, according to CompuBox.
Tyson, 54, became the youngest heavyweight champion at age 20 in 1986. Jones, 51, is also a former four-division champion. Saturday’s fight was unofficially scored by former champions Christy Martin, Vinny Pazienza and Chad Dawson.