Gaffer's fight: world boxing legends Mike Tyson and Roy Johnson Jr. had fight
The 8-round match betwixt two legends-former world champion Mike Tyson and former four-division world champion Roy Jones took place on the night of November 28-29 in Los Angeles at Staples Center Arena.
The world Boxing Council (WBC) was allowed to organize such a big event. Immediately after the struggle betwixt Mike Tyson and Roy Jones was officially announced, the question arose about the rules of the fight, because both boxers for two are already 105 years old. And the WBC Black Lives Matters title was at stake.
Here, the head of the California State Athletic Committee, Andy Foster, stepped in. And if the formula of the struggle was more or less understandable-eight rounds of two minutes, then everything else just did not fit in my head: helmets, the absence of judges, and the inability to knock out an opponent. It looked more like a sparring match than a real Boxing match between two titans.
«Two legends in the ring and they will both be looking for an early ending. We have full-fledged sparring sessions in the gym, and Mike likes it. No one will be sparring for a whole month, preparing for an exhibit match. It will be a real fight. Our plan is to show the very essence of Mike Tyson. If he finds out that he's hooked Roy, he'll go for a knockout.» - Mike Tyson's Coach, Rafael Cordeiro, said.
The struggle was judged by former world Champions: Chad Dawson, Vinny Pacienza, and Christy Martin.
In total, this trio gave a draw. And everyone watched the struggle in different ways:
- Christy Martin gave victory to Tyson with a score of 79-73;
- Vinny Pazienza gave victory to Jones with a score of 80-76;
- Chad Dawson saw a 76-76 draw.