Mike Tyson needs to battle once more after the present ends in a draw with Roy Jones Jr.


Mike Tyson said he would "absolutely" fight again after his blockbuster show with Roy Jones Jr. in Los Angeles was ruled a draw.

Tyson [54] and Jones [51] turned back the clock at the Staples Center, where the two boxing legends entered the ring for eight two-minute laps behind closed doors amid the coronavirus on Saturday.

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Former fourweight champion Jones was fighting two years ago, while ex-heavyweight king Tyson's last professional match was in 2005.

Tyson looked the better fighter despite the knockout punch, and worked above the body as the heavily breathing Jones often looked exhausted.

"I'm happy with a draw," said Tyson afterwards. "I thought I won, but I'm happy because we entertained the fans.

“I'm used to doing it for three minutes. I'm just glad I got this under my belt and I will continue to do more.

"I would definitely do that again. I'm just glad I got eight laps. Knockouts don't mean anything, you have to be able to walk the distance."

"Hell, no, I'm not happy with a tie. I carry drawers, I don't make a tie," said Jones.

"That guy's so strong man. Whether he hits you with his head, his body shots, it doesn't matter, it all hurts. To me I thought I had enough boxes on the outside but I'm cool with a draw possibly we have to try again.

"I need to talk to my family and see what they think. Thank you to everyone who put us on the right path. If everything is going in the right direction and my family says everything is fine, who knows?"

When asked if the body shots took a toll, Jones said, "They definitely hurt. The body shots make you exhausted."