Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr LIVE result: Latest updates as fight between legends ends as draw

Adam Hamdani
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Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr (Getty Images for Triller)
Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr (Getty Images for Triller)

Legendary fighters Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr took to the ring for an exhibition match, fighting to a draw.

The fight was Tyson’s first in more than 15 years - and Jones’s for just under two years, with the four-weight world champion having an extraordinarily long career spanning more than 29 years.

Tyson was the much more aggressive of the two fighters and looked in search of the knockout, despite saying post-fight that doing rounds was the most important thing to him.


It seemed a draw was always going to be called as the result, with the fight more about respect than anything else and just allowing both men an opportunity at nostalgia.

The 54-year-old said he would like to face Jones Jr again, and that he would continue to take part in exhibition bouts, although Jones Jr was more sceptical after taking some damage.

The fight had a unique set of rules.

Key Rules

  • Eight rounds at two minutes each

  • No head gear required

  • Both fighters will wear 12 ounce gloves (usually 10 ounce)

  • Winner will be declared

  • Both men will be awarded belts

  • Both fighters used VADA ahead of fight

  • Both fighters required to pass thorough medical checks in order to be cleared to fight