Boxing: Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr roll back the years as they battle to a draw 

  • Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr took on each other in an exhibition bout in Los Angeles 
  • The two retired boxers went the full distant of eight rounds 

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr show rare flashes of their old brilliance as they battle it out to a draw after going the full eight rounds in Los Angeles.

Tyson showed glimpses of his destructive prime Saturday night during the 54-year-old boxing icon’s return to the ring for a lively exhibition bout with 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr.

Both fighters had impressive moments during a fight that was unofficially ruled a draw by the WBC judges at ringside.

Tyson and Jones fought eight two-minute rounds, and both emerged smiling and apparently healthy from a highly unusual event at Staples Center.

This is better than fighting for championships,’ Tyson said of the heavyweight exhibition, which raised money for various charities.

‘We´re humanitarians now. We can do something good for the world. We’ve got to do this again. I would absolutely do this again.’

‘The body shots definitely took a toll,’ said Jones, the former four-division world champion widely considered the most skilled boxer of his generation.

‘It´s something to take the punches that Mike throws. I’m cool with a draw. Maybe we can do it again.’