After stepping away from the boxing world 15 years ago, Mike Tyson made his comeback on November 29 taking on another legend in Roy Jones Jr. The eight-round exhibition went the distance with WBC-assigned judges calling it a split draw.
At a combined 105 years of age, the two premier athletes of yesteryear came out swinging from the get-go despite the bout officially being touted an exhibition given the advanced age of both Tyson and Jones.
In the co-main event of the card, YouTuber Jake Paul knocked out former NBA star Nate Robinson in the third round.
Here's how Twitter reacted:
Really enjoyed that. Much better than the cynics feared. Huge credit to both men. Takes real guts to get back in the ring in your 50s & they both got in great shape & acquitted themselves incredibly well.
For me, @MikeTyson won, easily.. he looked so fit! Amazing. pic.twitter.com/rwUmzAqxhu
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 29, 2020
Mike Tyson: “Can’t wait until we do this again!”
Roy Jones: #TysonVsJones pic.twitter.com/26LF71wfWv
— ً (@treytmc) November 29, 2020
Snoop Dogg really described Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. as “Two of my uncles fighting at the barbecue.” pic.twitter.com/XgJuHnQW7r
— Mikh (@MHailgh) November 29, 2020
Mike Tyson and Roy Jones was declared a draw but Snoop Dogg won.
— Robin Lundberg (@robinlundberg) November 29, 2020
Put Mike Tyson in the ring with Jake Paul so we can all get what we want to see.
— Rob Pizzola (@robpizzola) November 29, 2020