Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. engaged in a back-and-forth battle for the WBC’s Frontline Championship in an exhibition match this weekend at the Staples Center.
It was as boxing fans had anticipated. Both the former champions engaged in a war inside the squared circle in what was an enthralling display of action from Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.
Needless to say, boxing fans around the world were impressed and so was UFC President Dana White. White said, “I didn’t want to say anything negative. He is a good friend of mine.
“I was nervous. He is 56 years old. Time is undefeated. Time takes us all down. One of the things that I was worried for Mike is, yes, he still has the aura still. Fighting is a young man’s game.”
Mike Tyson looked brilliant even at 54. Since the exhibition bout was a PPV, one would hope that both the boxers went home with pockets full of cash. Dana White subtly implied that both the former champions made tons of money from the PPV event.
“All that being said, he looked f*****g awesome tonight. I was blown away by how good he looked. I was worried about Roy. He is 51 years old.
“Roy has been way more active than Tyson has been. Roy actually got more tired than Mike tonight, which was shocking. I am happy for him, I hope they both made a f*****g zillion dollars. It exceeded my expectations.”
Mike Tyson did not even think for a second before announcing that he wants to be back inside the boxing ring soon enough. While he urged Roy Jones Jr. for a rematch after the exhibition bout ended on a draw, he has also called out former champion Evander Holyfield for a scrap.
Mike Tyson’s return to the boxing ring was definitely one for the ages. Needless to say, the PPV is set to break some records.
Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. PPV had initially broken all records of pre-sales by becoming the most anticipated PPV of the year. It goes without a doubt that we will see Iron Mike return to the boxing ring very soon.
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