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Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr report
Who won Tyson vs Jones Jr?
Mike Tyson drew with Roy Jones Jr by split draw in their 8 round contest on Saturday 28th November 2020 at Dignity Health Sports Park in California.
The scorecards were announced as 79-73, 77-80, 76-76, meaning it was a split draw.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 8 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Also, on the undercard Badou Jack was victorious over Blake McKernan and Jake Paul beat Nate Robinson.
Tyson vs Jones Jr stats
Mike Tyson stepped into the ring with a record of 50 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 44 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Roy Jones Jr made his way to the ring with a record of 66 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 47 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Tyson had advantage in power over Jones Jr, with a 88% knock out percentage over Jones Jr's 71%.
Mike Tyson was the older man by 2 years, at 56 years old.
Jones Jr had a height advantage of 1 inch over Tyson. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Mike Tyson & Roy Jones Jr fought out of an orthodox stance.
Tyson was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 19 less fights, and made his debut in 1985, 4 years and 2 months earlier than Jones Jr, whose first professional fight was in 1989. He had fought 280 less professional rounds, 215 to Jones Jr's 495.
Tyson vs Jones Jr form
Mike Tyson had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Kevin McBride on 11th June 2005 by in the 6th round at MCI Center, District of Columbia, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Danny Williams on 30th July 2004 by knockout in the 4th round at Freedom Hall State Fairground, Kentucky.
Going into that contest, he had won against Clifford Etienne on 22nd February 2003 by knockout in the 1st round at The Pyramid, Tennessee.
Before that, he had lost to Lennox Lewis on 8th June 2002 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at The Pyramid, Tennessee.
He had beat Brian Nielsen on 13th October 2001 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Jones Jr had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Scott Sigmon on 8th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Civic Center, Florida, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Bobby Gunn on 17th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Chase Center, Delaware.
Going into that contest, he had won against Rodney Moore on 13th August 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Pensacola Bay Center, Florida.
Before that, he had defeated Vyron Phillips on 20th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Celebrity Theater, Arizona.
He had been beaten by Enzo Maccarinelli on 12th December 2015 by knockout in the 4th round at VTB Arena, Moscow, Russia.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Roy Jones Jr had been fighting more than Mike Tyson.
Going to this contest, Mike Tyson had last fought 17 years, 9 months and 20 days ago, while Roy Jones Jr's last outing had been 5 years, 1 month and 23 days ago.
Tyson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 21 years, 5 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 years, 3 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
Jones Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 3 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
What time did Tyson vs Jones Jr start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Tyson vs Jones Jr?
The Fite.tv PPV US show is expected to begin at 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST. The BT Sport Box Office broadcast of the card is expected to start at 1:00 AM (BTS).
What were the odds on Tyson vs Jones Jr?
Mike Tyson was a 3/5 (-170) favourite going into the contest, while Roy Jones Jr made his way into the ring at 8/5 (+160) with oddsmakers.
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