Mike Tyson shared a hug with Roy Jones Jr. once the final bell sounded.
Making his much-anticipated boxing return, the former heavyweight champion’s exhibition fight against fellow legend Jones 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 would “absolutely” do another exhibition.
“I could’ve done everything better,” Tyson said. “Everything I was doing I could’ve done it better, so God willing, I’ll be better the next 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, according to CompuBox.
Tyson also had a 57-28 advantage in power punches, including 35 to the body.
Tyson then joked: “I’m not a giant. I’m a beginner.”
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