For his comeback in the ring, Mike Tyson, 54, appeared in great shape, despite failing to get the best of Roy Jones Jr, who was forced to settle for a tie.
Fifteen years after his humiliating defeat against Kevin McBride in 2005, Mike Tyson put on the gloves to face, on the night of Saturday to Sunday in Los Angeles, in a Staples Center behind closed doors, another fifty-something Roy Jones Jr., for a exhibition fight which only had the name. The two ancient legends of the noble art offered a real boxing fight, going after eight rounds of two minutes.
Tyson dominated the debates
If “Iron Mike” quite clearly dominated the debates, intense from the first round, neither of the two American boxers put one knee to the ground. The WBC declared it a draw as the judges decided to make an unofficial 76-76 card. In the end, the former world heavyweight champion, now 54, silenced the skeptics, proving that he still had nice leftovers.
A revenge already in the pipes?
Faced with the power and the blows of “Kid Dynamite” (67 blows against 37), Roy Jones Jr., 51, for his part appeared less sharp than his opponent, but made speak his science of displacement, although it is lost in intensity over the course of the fight, no doubt overtaken by the weight of the years. But good news, we may not stop there … The two men have already mentioned a revenge, to the delight of fans of this sport.