After eight rounds of an exhibition fight, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.’s heavyweight bout was scored a draw.
Twitter was not pleased with the 80-76 Jones scorecard turned in by former lightweight champion Vinny Pazienza.
I’m glad these scorecards count for nothing #tysonvsjonesjr pic.twitter.com/yEGcKB7Omh— TRT Vitor (c. 2013) (@SaucyVitor) November 29, 2020
Here are some of the reactions to the fight:
Tyson bettors to the judges ⤵️pic.twitter.com/jmObEUQ4IM— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) November 29, 2020
Nice exhibition...— Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) November 29, 2020
OMG. A RIGGED DRAW. LMAO BOXING STAYS WOAT— Joey Knish (@JoeyKnish22) November 29, 2020
Roy the whole fight #tysonvsjones #draw #MikeTyson pic.twitter.com/fGjJiIQQsg— Honest Thoughts (@Num3roUn0) November 29, 2020
People that paid $50 to watch the judges give that as a draw #tysonvsjones #TysonJones pic.twitter.com/j6FoIQ8Y8y— #OleIn (@MagicMartinpele) November 29, 2020
How is this a draw ? https://t.co/wqmOK5GO3o— Luis Gallegos (@shaggygallegos) November 29, 2020
Hold up Tyson/Jones ended in a draw?! Hmmm.... pic.twitter.com/VWe5Jw2vmS— Peter Aksamit (@timaskaretep) November 29, 2020
The Judges Who Said That Was A Draw #TysonVsJones pic.twitter.com/h7bTRG55RS— glitch (@xrglitch) November 29, 2020
At times Tyson showed flashes of his old self. He wasn’t the terrifying 20-year-old that won the heavyweight championship of the world via first-round knockout, but he still had some power and quickness despite being eligible for a discount when buying matinee tickets at the movie theatre.
But I guess this is why the called it an “exhibition.”