Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr was pretty much exactly as advertised unless you’re talking about the actual advertisements instead of, y’know, the reality of what was going to happen, as the two legendary fighters went to a not-official draw in their eight-round exhibition bout on pay-per-view.
Mostly, people seem to have had some fun, though I suppose there must be people out there furious that this was obviously not a full-on, 100 percent effort fight from either man. The 54-year-old Tyson was the fresher of the two, but the 51-year-old Jones showed little sparks of who he used to be, too, and mostly that’s all you could have asked.
Here’s what some pros had to say after the exhibition bout:
And it goes the distance! And I’ll say that my prediction was wrong! I said Tyson would be dangerous the first 3 rds then get tired! And @RealRoyJonesJr would outbox him! But @MikeTyson was strong and fast all 8 rds! They both did well! @triller #tysonvsjones— ClaressaT-rexShields (@Claressashields) November 29, 2020
Best exhibition I have ever seen— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) November 29, 2020
Happy to see these legends get in the ring and do what they’ve loved to do since they were kids. I will definitely be recapping the night with my boys on @ThePorterWayPod this coming week! Respect to @MikeTyson & @RealRoyJonesJr! #TysonJones— ShowtimeShawn Porter (@ShowtimeShawnP) November 29, 2020
Both Mike & Roy put on a great show tonight... I’m never a fan of draws but I think considering the circumstances of this fight it’s a fair decision #LongLiveTheLegends— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) November 29, 2020
Roy Jones could barely walk to the ring. Soon as he got buzzed was bouncing around the ring like the old days. Crazy what the human brain is capable of— Sunny Edwards (@SunnyEdwards) November 29, 2020
So much holding— Edgar Berlanga Jr (@EdgarBerlangaJr) November 29, 2020
I enjoyed that Great to see glimpses of iron mike and I think he’s got it out of it not what he wanted but whet he needed but no way that was a draw— Enzo Maccarinelli (@theRealEnzoMac) November 29, 2020
Good sparring session live with the G.O.A.Ts— Mike Alvarado (@MileHighMike303) November 29, 2020
I dno why I feel proud of both my uncles— Isaac Chamberlain (@IChamberlain_) November 29, 2020
Mike and Roy put on a decent show for two guys over 50. It’s time to get back to real fights.— Kevin Cunningham (@KCBoxTrainer) November 29, 2020
This was fun to watch. I’m glad that both Roy and Mike are alright and they both got PAID. #TysonvsJones— Luis Angel Feliciano (@Luis_Feliciano) November 29, 2020
Man we just got bamboozled smh. Paying 49.99$ for this pure shit show— MostUnderrated (@Topdoggjr) November 29, 2020