- “Mike Tyson D-8 Roy Jones Jr” [Recap]
- Jake Paul TKO-2 Nate Robinson (1:35) [Recap]
- Badou Jack UD-8 Blake McKernan (80-72, 80-72, 80-72) [Recap]
- Jamaine Ortiz TKO-7 Sulaiman Segawa (2:50) [Recap]
Round By Round
Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr
Round 1: Well, again, here we go! Whatever this is gonna be, it is happening. Tyson jabbing. Roy’s dancing. “Sheeeit, go ahead, Roy!” remarks Snoop Dogg on commentary. “This shit like two of my uncles fightin’ at the barbecue!” I mean they’re moving around with real speed, whatever real speed they still have. Tyson banging at the body with a right hand. Jones looking to jab, getting in the cocky stance of old. Tyson jabbing. Tyson moving his head to avoid jabs and all. Short rounds here, two minutes apiece. Some wrestling. Look, it obviously ain’t 100%, but it ain’t 30% either. And we’ll score it, why the hell not? People make money reporting WWE results, the world will keep spinning. For a while anyway. I mean eventually the sun will explode and that’s it. But not today! Tyson 10-9
Round 2: Jones wrestling on Tyson, tying him up by the arms. Left hook from Tyson up top. Jones shakes it off. Roy poking out a jab off balance. Jones dancing around. Tyson with a right hand as Roy gets close. Jones trying to tire Tyson out here. The breathing is...heavy. Roy grappling and throws a little left hook. Jones with a jab. Tyson with a double left hook, VINTAGE MIKE TYSON and a little shot after the bell, but pleasantries as Tyson realizes he threw one late. Tyson 10-9, 20-18
Round 3: Tyson springs forward with a left uppercut from distance, doesn’t quite land. Jones grappling a lot still. Both guys are tired, Jones more than Mike, maybe. Head clash and Ray Corona checks Jones’ head, and the action will continue for now. The BREATHING is GROWLING in there. Jones with a little right hand and Tyson tries to counter off it but can’t get it there. They have, uh, changed this to a six-round distance instead of eight. That’s probably wise. Jones 10-9, Tyson 29-28
Round 4: Jones still trying to move around. Mike is pretty stationary at this point, he had some spring in the first round, round-and-a-half, but that’s about gone. Jones with more grappling. Roy trying to work in the clinch. This is now very, very clearly an exhibition. If you still had any doubt after the first round, that should be gone now. More grappling as they lean on each other to stay upright. Tyson with a right to the body, that had a little stink on it and Roy hangs on again. Oh and it’s back to eight rounds. Just a production screw-up, it appears. HBO people from the old days! Pros! Top-notch! Tyson 10-9, 39-37
Round 5: More grappling and growling. Tyson is landing all the shots of any note, as it were. They exchange a bit, showing some remaining speed. Jones with more grappling and growling. He looks pretty bad in terms of gas at this point. Tyson banging at the body as they wrestle. Jones moving his right hand a bit. Tyson back to the body. Left hook from Tyson half-shakes Jones. Jones doing his no-look jab as Tyson stalks. Ties him up when Tyson gets close. Tyson throwing more as the round closes. Tyson 10-9, 49-46
Round 6: Jones totally gassed in the corner between rounds. Vinny Pazienza is one of the celebrity judges and has Jones up 50-47, lmao, people put money bets down on Vinny’s ego. These two have absolutely nothing left, but especially Jones, and Tyson is being kind about it. Jones 10-9 I guess, who cares, Tyson 58-56
Round 7: Jones comin’ out throwing the speedy-as-he-gets combos to start the round! You love to see it. I don’t know if people will feel this is worth $50, but I ain’t mad at it, honestly. What the hell? The other celeb judges by the way are Christy Martin and Chad Dawson, and yes we are definitely stretching the definition of “celebrity” here. I have fully lost interest in trying to describe this but Snoop Dogg, bless him, has not. Snoop probably getting paid more to be here, though. Jones 10-9? I don’t care, Tyson 67-66
Round 8: This is it! Hey they’re throwing a bit more now. Let it all go, let’s do it. You gave the public the rounds. Roy throws a no-look hook that misses by a mile and a half like when you see bad pro wrestlers throw clotheslines opponents are meant to duck. They chucked some shots. Corners are yelling like it’s serious. I have it “even” because it doesn’t matter! Jones 10-9, 76-76
Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson
Round 1: Well, here we go. As Snoop Dogg says on commentary, let’s get crackin’. Nate charging in and throwing a hook! Robinson in a southpaw stance. Robinson throwing, Paul ties him up. Robinson repeatedly charging at Paul, who ties him up every time. Paul uncorks a right, doesn’t land flush. Lotta clinching. What is this, a heavyweight legend Wladimir Klitschko fight? Paul with a little right. DOWN GOES NATE ROBINSON WITH A RIGHT HAND AS HE CHARGES IN AGAIN! That might’ve been to the back of the head. Robinson up at nine but he’s saying it was to the back of the head. More wrestling and Nate kinda flopping around. Nate charging in trying to tackle Paul. Replay shows it was to the side of the head, and all in all, Robinson made it happen that way anyway. Paul 10-8
Round 2: Robinson continuing to charge around the ring. He tries a more constrained lead left hand, but Paul avoids it easily. Paul with a jab to the stomach. Paul is quite clearly the better-trained guy here. Robinson is just powering up and doing nothing. DOWN GOES NATE ROBINSON ON A RIGHT HAND! He’s up but he got cracked and he’s badly discouraged. RIGHT HAND AND NATE ROBINSON IS DOWN AND OUT! Paul TKO-2
Tonight at 9 pm ET on pay-per-view, we’ll see what exactly the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr exhibition fight is going to be, as the two legends square off in an eight-round heavyweight bout from Los Angeles.
Bad Left Hook will be here with live results and updates, including up-to-the-minute round-by-round for the main event and the Jake Paul-Nate Robinson fight.
The 54-year-old Tyson hasn’t fought since 2005, and talked about making a comeback earlier this year. The 51-year-old Jones, a former pound-for-pound king, has stepped up to the plate to take on the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
As far as the rules, we’ve laid them out for you as best we can. It’s eight rounds, each two minutes, no headgear, fighters aren’t supposed to go for a knockout, the bout can be stopped on a cut, and the suggestion from the California commission is to not go beyond “hard sparring.” Tyson and Jones and event organizers have been defiant in interviews and press releases, but those are the rules in place. What we actually get could be any of several other stories.
How to Watch Tyson vs Jones
Date: Saturday, Nov. 28 | Start Time: 9:00 pm ET
Location: Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA
TV: PPV ($49.99) | Stream: FITE TV PPV ($49.99)
The event will also feature a sanctioned pro bout between YouTuber Jake Paul, who is 1-0 in pro boxing, and former NBA player Nate Robinson, who at 36 will be making his boxing debut. We’ll also see former two-division titleholder Badou Jack taking on Blake McKernan in an eight round cruiserweight bout. Viddal Riley was supposed to face former UFC fighter Rashad Coulter, but that was axed when Riley pulled out, and then Riley’s replacement Hasim Rahman Jr tested positive for COVID-19, so that’s off, too.
We’ll list the three fights we know for sure will be on the pay-per-view, plus the others that are set for the show, and could be part of the broadcast. There will also be a musical performance by Lil Wayne, apparently.
UPDATE (4:36 pm ET): Lil Wayne is out. BUT! French Montana, Wiz Khalifa, YG, SAINt JHN, and Ne-Yo will perform. So!
UPDATE (7:10 pm ET): The services of SNOOP DOGG have been acquired!
We’ll be here. Join us for ... whatever this is gonna be!
Main Card (PPV, 9:00 pm ET)
- Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr, exhibition, heavyweights, 8 rounds
- Jake Paul (1-0, 1 KO) vs Nate Robinson (debut), cruiserweights, 6 rounds
- Badou Jack (22-3-3, 13 KO) vs Blake McKernan (13-0, 6 KO), cruiserweights, 8 rounds
- Jamaine Ortiz (13-0, 7 KO) vs Sulaiman Segawa (13-2-1, 4 KO), lightweights, 8 rounds