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Tyson vs Jones: Pros react to exhibition fight and draw outcome

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr put on a show on Saturday night. How did the pros see it?

Triller Presents Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Triller
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

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.

If nothing else, we got to hear Snoop Dogg call this fight (as well as Jake Paul wiping out Nate Robinson in two rounds, and by the way, the pros had their thoughts on that, too).

Here’s what some pros had to say after the exhibition bout:

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