Mike Tyson attacked by crazy fan after Roy Jones Jr fight


Mike Tyson nearly went from a fight in the ring to a fight in the streets on Sunday (AEDT), according to a report.

TMZ Sports reports the boxing icon was on his way out of Staples Centre following his bout with Roy Jones Jr., which was called a draw, when a man in a crowd of fans swung at Tyson.

While Tyson was signing autographs, the unidentified man yelled out to him, asking why he wouldn’t fight him. Tyson reportedly joked with the man and said it probably wouldn’t end well for him.

That’s when the heckler threw a punch and allegedly reached into his waistband for what Tyson’s team feared was a weapon. His entourage, who reportedly recognised the man from a previous signing where he started trouble, stepped in immediately and prompted the guy to take off.

Police told TMZ Sports they received a call about possible battery involving Tyson around 11pm, but no one was on the scene when they arrived and no report was taken.

– New York Post



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Mike Tyson vows to keep fighting after Roy Jones jnr draw


Tyson, 54, was largely the aggressor, as Jones looked to move and survive. “This is better than fighting for championships,” Tyson said of the heavyweight exhibition, which raised money for charity. “We’re humanitarians now. We can do something good for the world. We’ve got to do this again.”

The American is no longer the 20-year-old self-styled “baddest man on the planet”, and gone are the days of ear-biting and trash talk. Indeed, he offered a huge dose of humility and respect to Jones jnr, 51, on the completion of a contest that had drawn worldwide interest.

Tyson, the former undisputed heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990, took on Jones, who was considered the pound-for-pound No.1 in the world 20 years ago and who claimed world titles in four weight divisions from middleweight to heavyweight.

The lifestyle change for Tyson, who shed about 45 kilograms for the event, and is now involved in the running of a legal marijuana farm, has clearly affected the fighter, who is reported to have made $10 million from the event. The fight, in which the boxers used bigger-than-normal gloves to lessen impacts, saw Tyson dominate the two-minute rounds, but the judges returned a split draw. I gave Tyson seven of the eight rounds.

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“I’m not going to argue with the draw,” said Tyson, turning to Jones after the contest. “You took my punches, man, and I respect you.”

Tyson added: “I’m very happy I did this. I will do it again. I’m never gonna be that guy, I don’t know, ‘Fat Mike’ again, ‘Cokehead Mike’ again, I ain’t gonna be that guy no more.”

Old rival Evander Holyfield is back in training, the pair having had two fights, with Tyson beaten in the first, and disqualified in the second, for that infamous ear-biting incident. A trilogy fight beckons, clearly without “Meat-eating Mike” this time.

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Mike Tyson’s comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr ends in a draw | World News


Mike Tyson’s return to the ring after 15 years in a bout against fellow boxing legend Roy Jones Jr has ended in an unofficial draw.

The eight-round exhibition match, which took place at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, saw both veterans land blows in a lively display.

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson, 54, who shed six stone for the charity contest, said he was pleased with his comeback performance despite the tie.

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The eight-round exhibition match saw both veterans land blows in a lively display

“I’m good with it. I entertained the crowd. The crowd was happy it,” said Tyson.

He added: “This is better than fighting for championships.

“We’re humanitarians now. We can do something good for the world. We’ve got to do this again.”

Jones Jr, 51, considered one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in history, said afterwards that Tyson’s body shots had “definitely took a toll”.

He said: “I don’t do draws man, but I understand why they say certain things are bucket lists, because when he hits you, if it’s his head, his punches, his body shots, it don’t matter. Everything hurts.

“For me, I thought I did enough boxing on the outside, but I’m cool with the draw. We might have to do it again.”

Mike Tyson (black trunks) fights Roy Jones, Jr. (white trunks) during a heavyweight exhibition boxing
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Jones Jr said that Tyson’s body shots ‘definitely took a toll’

On the undercard, 23-year-old YouTuber Jake Paul knocked out former NBA star Nate Robinson, 36, in the second round, while former dual-weight world champion Badou Jack beat the previously undefeated cruiserweight Blake McKernan.

Entertainment was provided between bouts by the performers Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg.

The latter rapper’s witty fight commentary was a hit on social media after he said the main event was “like two of my uncles fighting at the barbeque”.

Tyson last fought in 2005 when he lost to Kevin McBride – raising eyebrows about his ability to get back in the ring – while Jones Jr, who once held seven belts simultaneously, was still fighting in 2018.

Speaking afterwards, Tyson said: “I was afraid I might get hurt.

“I haven’t done this in 15, 16 years. I’m not a giant, I’m a beginner.”



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Mike Tyson dominates Roy Jones Jr in exhibition fight between two former boxing greats, live blog


The fight between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr has ended without a result, with neither boxer looking likely to land a knockout blow in an exhibition bout more than a decade after their respective primes.

The fight was not officially scored, but if it had been, Tyson would have handily beaten Jones Jr on account of landing more punches and looking faster and more aggressive across the eight two-minute rounds at an empty Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

Despite being famed for his speed during his career, and fighting professionally as recently as 2018, the 51-year-old Jones Jr looked slower and was breathing raggedly far earlier than Tyson, 54.

The fight had been billed as an exhibition, and in truth was barely more than an intense sparring session between two aged veterans — who looked every day of their 50-plus years from the moment they entered the ring.

Tyson worked the jab from the outset to establish himself in the centre of the ring, but too often the contest was spent with the two former greats locked together in clinches.

Tyson worked the inside better, pounding Jones Jr’s body with some draining shots, but without enough to come close to forcing a stoppage.

Jones Jr attempted to bob and weave, lashing out with some of his trademark backhanded shots, but the former four-weight world champion’s timing was all off, and he rarely connected.

The bout was unofficially judged by three former world champions, who deemed it a draw.

Roy Jones Jr was breathing heavier than Tyson early in the fight.(Supplied: Main Event)

Tyson said he was happy with the judges’ call, but Jones Jr disagreed.

“I wear drawers, I don’t do draws,” he said.

Tyson said “we need to do this shit again”, but Jones Jr seemed less keen, saying he had to go speak to his family and make a call after that.

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The undercard featured two sporting bouts; Jamaine Ortiz stopping Sulaiman Segawa in the seventh round of their WBA lightweight title clash, and former two-weight world champion Badou Jack dominating the game but ultimately out-classed Blake McKernan in their light-heavyweight bout.

However, from the moment YouTube star Jake Paul walked out to face former NBA player Nate Robinson, it was clear any interest from a sporting perspective was over.

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Paul, whose only previous fight was against fellow YouTube star Ali Eson Gib, knocked a hapless Robinson out after two knockdowns.

The sight of the former two-time slam dunk champion face down on the canvas was only marginally more unsettling than seeing the farcical way he approached the fight.

Robinson recklessly charged in to his opponent without much in the way of technique, illustrating that he had no place near a professional ring and, ultimately, doing the sport a serious disservice.

Although YouTube white-collar boxing has proven to be a ratings winner in recent years, the mismatch should serve as a warning that anyone looking to step into the ring should be adequately prepared.

Each fight on the undercard was punctuated by a musical performance, adding credence to the entire events’ status as an entertainment show than a sporting contest.

Look back at how the action unfolded in our live blog.

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By Simon Smale

What was that then?

         
Well, I’m not really sure what to make of all that.

          

Clearly I wasn’t expecting it to be an instant classic, and although there was definitely intrigue and interest in seeing Mike Tyson back in a boxing ring, the contest itself was so clearly a pale imitation of anything they were capable of in their prime, you have to question the point.

              

Having said that, Tyson clearly enjoyed himself. He looked enthused, happy, pleased to be back in the ring and has got himself in tremendous shape, given his age and the punishment that his body had taken over the past couple of decades (and more).

            

Yes, both Tyson and Jones were clearly competitive against each other, but that was pretty much it.

          

So, from a nostalgic point of view, it was OK, but I wouldn’t want to watch that again.

       

As for the rest of the event, the first two fights on the undercard were quite interesting and competitive from a sporting perspective, but from the point that Jake Paul entered the ring, it should have been clear that the serious stuff was over for the day.

         

Thanks for joining me this afternoon for some boxing fun, we’ll be back with another blog for the the next big domestic fight between Tim Tszyu and Bowyn Morgan on December 16, but for now, good afternoon.  

By Simon Smale

Here’s some of your thoughts…

                

Definate exhibition match, still happy to have seen it. Been a bad year, glad for any fun.

-BigFan

             

Both doing well for there age, Mike’s needing a good win to go out on, RJJnr really doesn’t even need to be here, and it shows. Still, I’m hoping I can do half that well at there’s ages!

-BigFan

              

HoHum!!

-Mike the bored Mauler

           

Would love to know, how many Australians paid $60 to watch this nonsense onscreen.

-J. Haswell

 

By Simon Smale

‘We’re humanitarians now’

              

            

Tyson was asked whether he would consider doing this again and try to get a professional licence.

             

He said no, giving a charitable reason for wanting to keep on doing exhibition fights.

               

“This is bigger than fighting. We’re humanitarians now. We’re bigger than that.”

              

Interesting.

By Simon Smale

Tyson looked like he enjoyed himself

          

Tyson was asked if he enjoyed it, and he said that he did, and when asked what his plan was when he got hit?

              

“I went to plan B and I hit him back.”

              

Roy Jones was asked if he was worried about getting hurt at all. Here’s what Mike Tyson said…

            

“Why did nobody care about my ass?” Tyson said.

               

“I haven’t done this is 14, 15 years. I’m a beginner.”

         

Roy Jones, when he could get a word in, said that he’s “game” and once the gloves went on, he wasn’t worried.

By Simon Smale

What was the score?

                

There was not an official score… It appears that Snoop Dogg is one of the “unofficial” scorers, so read into that what you will.

         

For what it’s worth I had Tyson winning every round, 80-72.

            

They’ve given it as an inexplicable draw…

                 

           

“Are you happy with the draw?” asked the interviewer.

          

Mike Tyson said “yes”, then looked like the Tyson of old when asked to explain himself.

       

“Because the people are happy, they look happy.”

         

What people he is talking about in the empty arena, I’m not 100 per cent sure.

           

Roy Jones said “hell no” when asked his thoughts on the draw and that he “doesn’t do draws”.

         

He added that he wants to do it again… I’m not sure about that, whether they should, or whether anyone would want to see it if they did…

Audience comment by Not Iron Mike

Pretty interesting. Iron Mike not of old but still game. Where’s Roy?

Audience comment by Elly

The last 60 seconds definitely the best. Tyson is still cat-like fast.

By Simon Smale

So, that’s done

             

           

Well, that’s over, which is pretty much all I can say about that.

          

Both fighters have certainly worked up a sweat, and showed some glimpses of some of their power, but only in the very loosest sense of the word.

          

Was it entertaining? Yeah, kind of, I guess.

         

We will go to Michael Buffer for the scores.

            

Of which, there are none forthcoming, yet…

                 

By Simon Smale

Has Jones actually landed anything serious on Tyson yet?

-Pete

         

Nope. 

Audience comment by Boodles

jones has lost his speed mike his power they are both fighting for the money imo

By Simon Smale

Tyson vs Jones, Round 8

               

Last round, Tyson well ahead in this exhibition. Will we have a big finish?

           

Tyson comes forward and wears a couple of soft shots from Jones as he advances.

              

Tyson bobs and weaves and slams a fist into the face of Jones.

          

Jones with two left hooks to the body, they’re told to split.

           

They clinch again, Tyson works inside, and then the bell goes!

Audience comment by Elly

I just can’t decide how I feel about this fight. Jones is toast, snippets of Tysons former glory.

By Simon Smale

Tyson vs Jones, Round 7

                  

Jones lands with a flurry of punches in the southpaw stance, but then Tyson responds and advances with some serious looking shots to the belly.

               

Tyson throws two lefts and skips forward after each lands, glancing blows only though.

            

More clinching… They’re told to split.

     

Tyson comes forward again, a right to the body, and probably wins another round.

           

I have it 70-63 at the moment in favour of Tyson.

Audience comment by Nero

Tyson does not have the power of old. Jones has lost his blistering speed. Good just the same!

By Simon Smale

Tyson vs Jones, Round 6

             

Tyson has won every round for me, in this non-officially-scored bout.

          

Tyson comes in behind the jab and they clinch – I feel like I’ve said that every round so far.

         

Tyson advances forward again and lands a couple, one drops low though and he’s told to punch higher by the referee.

       

Tyson swings with the left and misses, follows up with an uppercut and misses with that too.

              

Tyson again works the inside and works the body with some big left hands.

              

Jones ducks and escapes from the advancing Tyson, who throws a couple that fail to make significant contact.

              

Jones landed there at the end of the round, but it’s not really enough to be honest.

           

Both really breathing harder now, but I’d probably give that as another round to Tyson.

By Simon Smale

Tyson vs Jones, Round 5

             

Tyson looks good in the corner, Jones looks done, to be honest.

              

They touch gloves in the middle and then clinch up almost immediately.

        

Fists fly, but the timing is off some Jones as he scampers back away from a Tyson uppercut.

            

They exchange again, Tyson lands to the hip and the head in consecutive punches.

        

There’s still a lot of inside work being done by Tyson.

        

A good punch from Tyson finds its target, and then he follows back on off the jab and lands to the body.

           

Oh, now they exchange in the closing seconds, a few punches fly to the body before the bell ends things.

Audience comment by BigFan

Doesn’t look like Mike’s lost much power at all.

Audience comment by Sam Singh

Yeah Roy looks totally uninterested just trying to last & gasp… 😎

By Simon Smale

Tyson vs Jones, Round 4

                

Tyson coming forward with some intent and pushes Jones into the ropes.

          

Left jab from Tyson lands to the head of Jones, Jones dances and lands one of his own.

           

They clinch up again and Tyson works a couple of punches with either hand to the ribs.

        

They are told to break, then Tyson links back.

       

Tyson bobs, weaves and then lands a strong right hand to the body.

        

Some fast hands from Jones, but they clinch and Tyson works the body again to earn himself another round.

By Simon Smale

Tyson vs Jones, Round 3

             

They clinch again, both do some work on the inside, before splitting momentarily and getting back together.

        

They’re told to split, then a solid hit by Tyson.

         

A head clash, but no blood so we’ll carry on.

              

A lot of holding, a lot of grappling, a lot of wrestling at the moment. Not much happening at range.

             

It’s not tidy, not pretty either, but I think Tyson has had the better of it so far.

           

He’s had all three rounds for me. There was a long look after the bell from Tyson as he slaked back to his corner, just like the Tyson of old, although that’s the only thing we’ve really seen so far.



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Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr boxing result, draw, judges scorecard, updates, news


Boxing legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr have slugged out a controversial draw that has stunned the boxing world. 

Tyson dominated almost every round with veteran TV commentator Bob Sheridan declaring he scored every single round to the former Baddest Man on the Planet.

Tyson, making his professional return to boxing after  15 years of retirement, looked by far the sharper of the two brawlers, while Jones showed every day of his more than 1000 days outside the ring.

Tyson, however, still showed glimpses of his former self. One of the most dangerous punchers in the history of combat sport, Tyson only needed a few trademark uppercuts and powerful body shots to get the sporting world salivating for more.

Tyson and Jones Jr fatigued quickly as the fight continued into the later rounds, but when the dust settled on the eight-round fight it was clear that Tyson had dominated.

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A beaten up Jones Jr admitted after the fight that he was in terrible pain as a result of Tyson’s barrage of body shots. 

However, when the judges’ decision was announced, the fight was ruled a draw.

The fight was sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission as an exhibition fight that would not involve any official decision or any official winner.

However, promoters announced before the fight a celebrity judging panel made up of former champions Christy Martin, Vinny Pazienza, and Chad Dawson would be scoring the fight in an unofficial capacity. They were clearly watching a different fight.

Despite both fighters saying after the battle they accepted the controversial decision, the boxing world erupted in outrage at the dodgy call. 

Music producing artist Murda Beatz summed it up best in a post on Twitter:  “Tyson Got Robbed”.

ESPN boxing guru Dan Rafael called the judges’ decision “pure insanity”. 

“Absurdly the unofficial WBC scorecards had #TysonJones a draw when Tyson clearly dominated,” he posted on Twitter.

“(Judge) Vinny Paz had the pure insanity card of 80-76 Jones.”

Legendary boxing TV commentator Bob Sheridan told the Main Event broadcast in Australia he couldn’t believe Jones Jr got away with a draw. 

“I gotta tell you, I gave Mike Tyson every single round, because Roy just couldn’t seem to do anything at all,” he said.

“I scored it 80-72.”

While boxing commentators couldn’t belief the verdict, there wasn’t an angry bone in Tyson’s body when the announcement was made.

“I’m good with that,” Tyson said before admitting he believed he won the fight.

 

“I’m good with a draw because I entertained the crowd and the crowd was good with it.”

 

Tyson said he will fight again. He said he wants Jones Jr on the card of his next fighting event. Jones Jr even talked up a re-match.

 

 

Jones Jr even said he believed he should have been awarded the victory on the judges’ cards. 

 

 

It came despite the official CompuBox statistics showing Tyson landed 67 punched to Jones’ 37, including 57 power punches to Jones’ 28.

 

 

“Hell no, I never settle a fight with a draw,” Jones said.

 

“I don’t do draws. The dude is so strong man, I understand why they say some things are bucket list. Because if he hits you, whether it’s his head, or his punches, his body shots, it don’t matter, everything hurts. For me, I thought I did enough on the outside to edge it out but I’m cool with a draw, it just means we’ll have to do it again.”

 

 

Here’s how the drama unfolded.

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The WBC celebrity judging panel scored the fight:

Chad Dawson 76-76, draw

Christy Martin: 79-73, Tyson

Vinny Pazienza: 80-76, Jones


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Round 1 – Tyson comes out swinging. The 54-year-old was clearly the aggressor in the first round and dominated the early exchanges. ESPN boxing guru Dan Rafael wrote on Twitter: “Tyson by the the aggressor”.

Round 2 – Tyson wins the round. Jones struggling to find timing. Tyson’s cornerman says at the end of the round: “You’re throwing missiles”.

Round 3 – Roy Jones Jr is sloppy in the ring. Struggling to land any shots. Tyson has won all three rounds. An accidental headbutt delays the round.

Round 4: Tyson still yet to lose a round. Tyson lands a heavy body shot that forces Jones to hug Tyson and slow the round.

Round 5 – Tyson clips Jones in the final exchange before the bell. Tyson is landing shots on the inside. Jones appears to be fatiguing. Veteran Boxing commentator Bob Sheridan says he has it scored Tyson 50-45.

Round 6 – Slowest round of the fight. Tyson shows a few trademark uppercuts but fails to land them.

Round 7 – Mike Tyson controlling the fight. Lands a couple of painful body shots. Jones Jr needs a knockout to win this fight.

Round 8 – Jones Jr lands a couple combinations, but also appears to struggle with a leg injury. Both fighters look for relief by repeatedly coming forward for a hug in the clinch.

Tyson will be awarded the fight on the unofficial judges’ cards. Jones Jr was lucky to win one round.


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YouTube star Jake Paul has absolutely destroyed former NBA player Nate Robinson in a second round knockout.

Paul dropped Robinson twice in the first round, but the three-time NBA slam dunk contest champion was allowed to continue because the fight was sanctioned as an exhibition fight with a no knock-out clause.

However, the third time Paul dropped Robinson the fight was officially called when Robinson face-plated coming forward following another painful jab.

It was all over after Paul landed a third heavy right hand. The contest was officially over 1.35mins into the second round.

Robinson failed to get back to his feet for several minutes and was lying on the deck motionless for several minutes.

He was unable to get back to his feet for the official decision.

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On the morning of the fight in Los Angeles there was some late drama with rapper Lil Wayne pulling out at the last minute – only for rap icon Snoop Dogg to announce he will be joining the star-studded performance line-up at the Staples Centre event.

The late switch was confirmed by promoters in a statement.
“We are excited to announce that world-renowned rapper, Snoop Dogg will be joining tonight’s musical lineup in celebration of Tyson and Jones Jr.’s historic return to the ring,” the statement claimed.

Lil Wayne also confirmed his no-show on Twitter, writing: “Due to unforeseeable circumstances I won’t be performing tonight at the Tyson/Jones fight. Hope the event is still a success and much love to (promotion company) Triller”.

It came after TMZ first reported Lil Wayne skipped his scheduled flight to Los Angeles to perform before Tyson and Roy Jones Jr make their walks to the ring.

SAINt JHN, Wiz Khalifa, YG and French Montana are also expected to perform.

Snoop was hyped for the event, posting on Twitter Sunday: “Who wanna see me LIve ?? It’s going down”.


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Mike Tyson has made his way to the Staples Centre and is strapping his hands up ahead of his fight with Roy Jones Jr.

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Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. — Heavyweight exhibition
Jake Paul defeated Nate Robinson via KO, Round 2
Badou Jack defeats Blake McKernan via judges’ decision (80-72 x3).
Jamaine Ortiz defeated Nahir Albright via TKO, round 7 via liver punch, body shot.


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Mike Tyson says he never imagined as a heavyweight boxing champion that he would climb into the ring with Roy Jones Jr. at age 54 as he does on Saturday.
Fifteen years after retiring with a 2005 loss to journeyman Kevin McBride, Tyson makes a comeback after dropping 100 pounds and returning to training.
“I didn’t think I’d live that long. It was so intense,” Tyson said Friday in a news conference ahead of the eight-round fight in Los Angeles.
“Me just existing is a success.” Tyson said his hunger has returned 15 years after finishing his career.

“I don’t know who I was then. I’m just very comfortable with who I am now,” Tyson said.

“My last fight, I didn’t have no interest in it. I’m interested now.” Tyson, 50-6 with 44 knockouts, plans to take the fight to 51-year-old Jones, 66-9 with 47 knockouts, from the start.
“I’m just going to go right at him at the bell and see what happens,” Tyson said. “It’s going to be entertaining. He’s a fighter. I’m a fighter. We’re in there throwing punches. Anything can happen.”

Jones, whose last fight was a 2018 cruiserweight victory, plans to take some time to sort out how much of “Iron Mike” remains in Tyson.
“I want to come out early, figure out my ways to attack him. He’s very dangerous when he’s at his distance,” Jones said.
“He knows my combinations, but not the speed or velocity. He won’t be knowing how I’m throwing them.
“We both want to beat each other up.” Asked how hard he can punch, Tyson replied, “We’re going to see” and said he’s ready to adapt if Jones attacks quickly – “I’m going to Plan B – punch him back.”

Tyson ruled the heavyweight division in the late 1980s and struggled through the 1990s after a stunning upset loss to Buster Douglas, a rape conviction and two losses to Evander Holyfield that included biting a chunk out of his rival’s ear.
“I’m struggling like everyone else,” Tyson said. “I’m learning from life’s mistakes.” Tyson lost his last world title fight to Lennox Lewis in 2002 and faded from the scene before a desire to get back into shape evolved into more.
“If I didn’t have the same dedication I wouldn’t have lost the weight,” Tyson said. “You don’t bring age to the table. You bring your energy.
“It’s incredible I can still do this.”

His “100-pound process” began with 15 minutes a day on a treadmill that grew into two hours and led to hitting gloves and sparring sessions.
“The first day was disastrous.” Tyson said, but found while he was “getting shellacked” he realized, “I belong here.”

“To some degree, it tells me I’m a fool,” Tyson said. “The other side tells me I can do it.
“I’ll never call another fighter a bum again. The process to get in shape to fight somebody is psychologically overwhelming if you’re not a boxer.
“This is fun. Right now. Everything else I’ve gone through is hell.”
– ‘Time humbles you’ –
Tyson finds himself a family man who has a place in life for boxing, not a fighter whose life revolves around battles as it once did.
“This is a part of my life I threw away. It doesn’t have the appeal it once had,” Tyson said.
“Time humbles you. You want to see your children grow. I want to involve myself in my friends and family.” That’s why he hopes staging over-age athlete events has a feature with his Legends Only League.
“God willing, the sky is the limit,” he said.

Jones has more modest goals, including a fight with 45-year-old Brazilian mixed martial arts star Anderson Silva.
“If this goes well, I’m almost positive that will be next,” Jones said. “A success would be to look good, not to get caught with nothing stupid. A success would be me being me.” Jones surprised himself at how ready he is to fight.
“I can’t believe I’m able to maintain my speed at 51. It shocks me. It’s the craziest thing,” Jones said.

“The aches and pains are there. You have to have the mental strength to overcome the adversity.”

– AFP





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Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr result: Boxing legends draw exhibition fight in Los Angeles


The American boxing legends – both now in their 50s – certainly did not disgrace themselves during a watchable eight-round encounter at Staples Center.

Former undisputed heavyweight world champion Tyson – fighting for the first time since his shock defeat to Kevin McBride 15 years ago – impressed with his conditioning and formidable body punching in a ring that was smaller than usual size.

Meanwhile, former four-weight world champion Jones Jr was able to showcase some of the nifty movement that was a trademark of his 29-year, 75-fight professional career that only ended in 2018, but was perhaps fortunate to escape with a draw against a more aggressive opponent.

“I’m good with that,” Tyson said afterwards when questioned if he accepted the draw, which was scored by three WBC-appointed former champions in Christy Martin, Vinny Pazienza and Chad Dawson.

Asked if he thought he won the fight, he added: “Yeah, but I’m good with a draw.”

Jones Jr was less content, saying: “Hell no, I ain’t never satisfied with a draw. I wear draws, I don’t do draws!

“But he was so strong man and I understand why they say that 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 edge it, but I’m cool with the draw.

“Means we just might try to do it again. But I don’t know.”

Much of the talk in the build-up to the money-spinning exhibition bout regarded the specific rules, with plenty of confusion over whether knockouts would be permitted on the night.

However, a shorter length of only eight two-minute rounds and the wearing of larger 12oz gloves was designed to lessen the damage incurred by both men during a fight that would have been stopped at the sign of any cuts.

As it was, a stoppage never looked likely as Tyson – who shed six stone before his comeback to the ring, weighing in lighter than when he became the youngest heavyweight champion in history 34 years ago – fought on the front foot throughout and did most of his good work to the body, but had to negotiate a stream of clinches initiated by the evasive Jones Jr, who did his best to avoid being caught with many heavy shots while trying to land from the outside.



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Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr undercard


YouTube star Jake Paul has absolutely destroyed former NBA player Nate Robinson in a second round knockout on the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr undercard.

Paul dropped Robinson twice in the first round, but the three-time NBA slam dunk contest champion was allowed to continue despite struggling to get back on his feet well after a standard 10-count would have seen the fight ended because the fight was sanctioned as an exhibition fight with a no knock-out clause.

However, the third time Paul dropped Robinson the fight was officially called when Robinson face-plated coming forward following another painful jab.

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It was all over after Paul landed a third heavy right hand. The contest was officially over 1.35mins into the second round.

Robinson failed to get back to his feet for several minutes and was lying on the deck motionless for several minutes.

He was unable to get back to his feet for the official decision.

Fight commentators were left disgusted by that the California State Athletic Commission allowed the fight to go ahead after the exhibition showed Robinson was clearly out of his depth and had no idea what he was doing.

“Jake Paul just face planted Nate Robinson with a VICIOUS knockout,” combat sports commentator Damon Martin described the knockout as “vicious”.

Veteran boxing commentator Teddy Atlas could see the fight wasn’t going to end well early in the contest.

“Robinson- Paul, this is not a fight, it’s about to be goodnight, all Paul has to do is throw punch as Robinson comes,” he posted on Twitter.

“I don’t care about athletes or not, stop allowing guys who don’t know how to fight into ring!! Paul has actually trained to fight. Awful.

“Sad. Dangerous. Again, why have a California Commission if they allow this?”

Paul continued to call out UFC superstar Conor McGregor after his win.



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How to stream the Mike Tyson fight, start time, card


After months of talk and social media pictures and videos of hardcore training sessions, the day is finally here.

54-year-old Mike Tyson will return to the ring for the first time since a 2006 exhibition fight against four-weight World Champion and 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr.

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The ageing warriors will return to the ring in an event you simply cannot miss, even if most circles are touting it as a glorified sparring match.

Fans who want to watch the fight will have to watch through Main Event but there are two ways to order, through Foxtel or Kayo.

The fight costs $59.95 but for those who wish to stream through Kayo, no existing Kayo subscription is required with fans able to click on the order link above and order the fight online by filling out their details.

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If you’re wanting to order the fight with Kayo the steps are simple:

– Click on Order Now (above)

– Click on Order with Kayo

– Click Order Now

– Fill out the required details and enjoy the action!

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MIKE TYSON VS. ROY JONES JR. FIGHT CARD

Main card

Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. — Heavyweight exhibition

Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson — Cruiserweight

Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan — Light Heavyweight

Viddal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter — Cruiserweight

Preliminary card

Jamaine Ortiz vs. Nahir Albright — Lightweight

Irvin Gonzalez vs. Edward Vasquez — Featherweight

Juiseppe Cusumano vs. Nick Jones — Heavyweight

TALE OF THE TAP

MIKE TYSON

Age: 54

Record: 50-6 (44 knockouts)

Titles: WBC heavyweight (1986-90); WBA and IBF heavyweight (1987-90); WBC heavyweight (1996); WBA heavyweight (1996)

Home Country: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Pro Debut: 1985

Last Fight: 2005 (L Vs Kevin McBride, Round 6 retirement)

Height: 178cm

Reach: 180cm

Stance: Orthodox

ROY JONES JR.

Age: 51

Record: 66-9 (47 knockouts)

Titles: IBF middleweight (1993-94), IBF super middleweight (1994-96; WBC light heavyweight (1997); WBC light heavyweight (1997-2003); WBA light heavyweight (1998-2003); WBA heavyweight (2003-04); WBA and WBC light heavyweight (2003-04)

Home Country: Pensacola, Florida, USA

Pro Debut: 1989

Last Fight: 2018 (W Vs Scott Sigmon, unanimous decision)

Height: 180cm

Reach: 188cm

Stance: Orthodox



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Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson: Sex ban, Julia Rose, Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr


Jake Paul says his beautiful girlfriend Julia Rose ‘f***ing hates’ him due to his sex ban prior to his fight with Nate Robinson.

The YouTube superstar, 23, embarked on his boxing career with a victory over fellow social media celeb AnEsonGib in January.

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Now he is less than one day away from his second bout — and it is set to be on one of the biggest sporting nights for years.

The two men will clash on the undercard of the epic Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr event. And he is taking it deadly serious — so much so he is refusing to sleep with his bombshell model girlfriend Rose.

Rose went global last year when she and two friends stole the show at the World Series by flashing the cameras behind home plate.

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Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather stuck to that practice, which famously is believed to ‘weaken the legs’ of a sportsman.

But the American, who has a fortune of around $A18 million, admits he is struggling.

And he is not the only one.

“I haven’t had sex in a while, which is difficult to do since I have a girlfriend and she’s hot as f***,” Paul said to TMZ.

“She’s pissed, man, she hates me. She just looks at me like, ‘I f***ing hate you, bro. Why can’t we do this right now?!’”

The couple got together earlier this year and despite a lack of antics between the sheets, Rose has helped Paul in the gym during his preparation for Robinson.

Sex is not the only thing that Paul has cut down on ahead of the clash. He also revealed he has been cutting out food as he looked to hit his target weight, which he did during Saturday’s weigh-in.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission.



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Mike Tyson squares up to Roy Jones Jr ahead of no-knockout bout in LA | Ents & Arts News


Boxing legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr have weighed in ahead of their bout on Saturday night, which will see no judges, a no-knockout rule, and no official winner.

The eight-round exhibition match will take place at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles as part of a three hour pay-per-view live broadcast, and sees both men back in the ring after extended periods of time away.

During the weigh in, Tyson, 54, tipped the scales at 220 pounds, while his opponent, Jones Jr, 51, came in at a lighter 210.

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Plexiglass separated the pair as they squared up

Despite facing a barrage of criticism since the announcement of the bout, it has reportedly drawn in record pre-fight sales.

Tyson, a former heavyweight champion of the world, last fought in 2005 when he lost to Kevin McBride – raising eyebrows about his ability to get back in the ring – while Jones Jr, who once held seven belts simultaneously, was still fighting in 2018.

The fight itself will be solely for entertainment purposes. With judges (and fans) absent from the arena, it means the match will have a “no-knockout” rule and will not record an official winner.

However, the rule that the fighters cannot knock out their opponent does not seem to have got through to Tyson, who says he is “coming at” Jones Jr.

He told reporters in LA: “I’m pitching punches and everything else is up to Roy. I’m coming at him. He doesn’t have to worry about me. If I’m running anywhere I’m running right at him.

“Maybe I don’t know how to go easy. I don’t know. I don’t want to say the wrong thing. I don’t want the commission mad at me.”

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It is not only Tyson and Jones Jr on the bill for the event, which is being run by social media platform Triller, with 23-year-old YouTube star Jake Paul taking on former NBA player Nate Robinson, 36.

The pair, as well as two others, will fight on the undercard in a six-round bout.



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