The highly anticipated Saturday night bout between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. ended in an unofficial tie after the legendary boxers completed the full eight rounds at the Staples Center. Tyson was the runaway winner on boxing experts' Twitter scorecards, but judges Chad Dawson, Christy Martin and Vinny Pazienza must have seen another fight.
A tie is stupid – Tyson clearly won – but if you bet on a show match between two over-50s scored by Chad Dawson, Christy Martin and Vinny Paz, you are honestly an idiot.
– Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) November 29, 2020
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Tyson and Jones showered each other with compliments after the show and no one was injured which was a real problem before they met in the ring.
"I was afraid I might get hurt," said Tyson. "I haven't fought in 20 years. (Jones) only stopped fighting for three years. Why doesn't anyone care about my ass?"
Both guys left the door open for a rematch, though maybe that was just the adrenaline. The WBC's newly created "Frontline Battle Belt" remains free for the time being.
Sporting News provided live updates from the match between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr .. Here is a recap of Saturday's action:
Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. results
12:45 p.m. ET – Here is the unofficial scorecard:
12:40 p.m. ET – Tyson was good with a tie. Jones felt different.
"I draw, I don't draw," Jones told Jim Gray.
12:30 p.m. ET – Is it a drawing? Uh sure. Of course it ended like that.
12:25 p.m. ET – And the old ones go the distance. Thanks to Tyson and Jones for putting on a show. Tyson was supposed to get the unofficial victory.
12:20 p.m. ET – Even if Jones pulls out of a combination, he doesn't push Tyson back. Just dominate the fight.
12:17 p.m. ET – Tyson is just a lot more active and hits hits more evenly. He was the attacker.
12:15 pm ET – Surprisingly, Tyson is in much better physical shape than the younger Jones, who looks exhausted.
12:12 p.m. ET – Tyson may have injured Jones in body shots this round. He has control firmly under control.
12:10 p.m. ET – Jones was a little shaken by a headbutt. He's in dangerous area here. Tyson has bad intentions with these punches.
12:05 p.m. ET – Jones hit Tyson with a couple of nice kicks, but Tyson found his target with a couple of hard lefts too. Jones tries to wear Tyson down by clinging all the time.
12:00 PM ET – Breathing is difficult for the boxing legends. Mike Tyson appeared to win the opening round with seven power punches that landed on Jones' two.
11:55 p.m. ET – And now Mike Tyson is walking down the ramp. He's locked up.
11:50 p.m. ET – Roy Jones Jr. makes his way to the ring. The main event is just minutes away.
Tyson vs. Jones undercard results
11:10 p.m. ET – Impressive. That was brutal. Jake Paul lands an overhand straight on Nate Robinson in Round 2, and it will. The YouTube star switches to 2-0 in his boxing career.
10:45 p.m. ET – As Israel Adesanya said, it was "ass gasping". Badou Jack unloads Blake McKernan throughout the fight and wins unanimously. No controversy there.
9:55 p.m. ET – Jamaine Ortiz drops Sulaiman Segawa with a vicious body shot on Round 7. Segawa tried to get over the pain, but he just couldn't stand on his feet. A knockout win for Ortiz.
8:55 p.m. ET – Edward Vasquez scores a win against Irvin Gonzalez after an incredible eight round fight. Vasquez and Gonzalez together threw over 1,000 punches and 600 power punches. This one will be hard to beat.
Tyson vs. Jones are struggling with the start time
- Date: Saturday November 28th
- Main card time: 9 p.m. ET
- Tyson vs. Jones: 11:30 p.m. ET (approx.)
The pay-per-view event starts at 8 p.m. ET with the main card is supposed to start at 9 p.m. ET. Tyson and Jones are expected to do their ring walks around 11:30 p.m. ET, depending on how long the other fights last.
How to see Tyson versus Jones
FITE has the right to Tyson vs. Jones in the US and Canada via their various platforms (FITE.tv and its streaming apps). Triller, a social media platform, will be streaming the battle on TysonOnTriller.com.
The PPV can also be ordered through major cable / satellite providers in the US and Canada $ 49.99.
Tyson vs. Jones battle card
- Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr .; Heavyweight exhibition
- Jake Paul versus Nate Robinson; Cruiser weights
- Badou Jack versus Blake McKernan; light heavyweights
- Jamaine Ortiz versus Sulaiman Segawa; Lightweights
- Irvin Gonzalez versus Edward Vasquez; Featherweights