Mike Tyson still packs a punch at 54, fighting to a draw against Roy Jones Jr.

Mike Tyson still packs a punch at 54, fighting to a draw against Roy Jones Jr.

- Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. faced each other in a historic exhibition match

- The two fighters, both over 50, fought to the bitter end and drew the match

- Tyson dismissed the idea of returning to professional boxing and donates his earnings from the exhibition matches to charity

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Most people think about settling down and living a quiet life at 54, that is not the case with Mike Tyson the heavyweight boxing champion.

He took to the ring in an exhibition match against Roy Jones Jr. Both boxers are over 50 which is an impressive feat.

Briefly.co.za learned that the match was fair and brutal with both boxers fighting to a draw.

Mike Tyson still packs a punch at 54, fighting to a draw against Roy Jones Jr.
Mike Tyson still has a lot of fight left in him and packs a mean punch. Photo credit: Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Triller
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“I’m used to doing it for three minutes,” 54-year-old Tyson said of the shorter rounds.

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“Sometimes, that two minutes felt like three minutes. I’m happy I got this under my belt to keep doing this and go further.”

According to Times Live, Jones Jr. was the more visibly fatigued fighter and dug deep in the later rounds and to his credit managed to draw the match.

He revealed that the body blows he received from Tyson were exhausting.

“The body shots definitely took a toll,” said Jones Jr. “The body shots are what make you exhausted.”

Jones Jr. is a champion in his own right having won four championships in different weight categories.

When asked whether he would return to professional boxing, Tyson dismissed the idea and said what he did that night was more important than fighting and winning championships. He donated all the proceeds from the exhibition matches he fights to charity.

“We’re humanitarians and we’re helping people.” he explained.

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Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that it is a moment of magic as Mike Tyson brings back the memories in a clip in which he has a heated sparring session as he announces a possible return to the rings.

Tyson released footage of himself claiming he wants to make a sensational comeback and this is 15 years after his last professional fight.

The former world heavyweight champion retired in 2005, after extending his career too long, but could be back in the ring 15 years after the last stepping inside the ropes.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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