The highly-anticipated bout between pro boxing legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. went down last night at (Nov. 29) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. However, instead of knockout or a decisive win, the match was called a draw.
It turned out that Nate Robinson getting knocked smooth out during the undercard garnered more excitement while Snoop’s commentary during the event drew praise.
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But, at least your Uncle’s fighting at the cookout gave it their all.
Reports CBS Boxing:
The fight was a little rough around the edges, with neither man committing to a true volume of strikes. Neither seemed to throw more than or two punches at a time before ending up in the clinch to be broken up by referee Ray Corona. Tyson occasionally landed his trademark left hook at a distance while Jones showed flashes of his old self with no-look jabs and showboating to boot.
Tyson seemed to pile up most of the early rounds, landing the cleaner punches and muscling Jones in the clinch. Jones was the more visibly fatigued man in the corner between rounds, but he continued to try to gut out the fight, turning up his volume in the later rounds. This despite Tyson being far more removed from his time as a professional fighter.
Jones’ late work served to score him enough late rounds to earn the win on one scorecard and a draw on the other. With Tyson winning the third scorecard, the fight was left a somewhat unsatisfying draw.
While Tyson said he was happy with the result, Jones was less thrilled, saying after the fight, “I wear draws, I don’t do draws.”
Although Iron Mike was content, heads that dropped coin on the pay per view weren’t exactly amused. Peep some of the reactions below.
Hug It Out: Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. Ends In A Draw, Twitter Calls Out The Jig was originally published on hiphopwired.com