The fight between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. ended in a draw

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(CNN) - The 8-round exhibition fight between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday ended in a draw

Fifteen years after retiring Former heavyweight champion took on boxing legend Jones Jr. in a fight called "Frontline Battle." The World Boxing Council (WBC) endorsed, commemorated and scored the four-hour live event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles

Rounds were 60 seconds shorter than usual, two minutes, in place three, and the fight was sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission

The boxers wore 12 ounce gloves without any protection

The WBC used a remote scoring system to judge the performance of Tyson and Jones Jr. Three champions judged and scored in each round, with criteria focused on style, technique, effective blows, effective defense and effective aggressiveness.

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«A Despite the isolation and tribulations that Covid-19 has caused, Tyson and Jones Jr. have shown us that when a person takes a positive mental outlook, flips their positive mental switch, all challenges can be overcome. e, that's why we created a unique commemorative belt created specifically for the occasion, "WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said in a press release.

Tyson, the former heavyweight world champion, is considered one of the most feared boxers of all times. He finished his first year as a professional boxer with a 15-0 record, with all victories by knockout.

"Iron Mike" was 20 years and four months old when he became the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history. He is 50-6 in his career, with 44 of the 50 wins by knockout. The last time he fought was in 2005, when he lost to Kevin McBride.

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Jones Jr. is a former world champion who has a record of 66-9. Jones Jr. won his last fight in 2018 against Scott Sigmon

The fight was a pay-per-view event sold for US $ 50 in the U.S.

Part of the money will be donated to charities that fight against human trafficking and the Breast cancer, according to Jones Jr. Tyson's exclusive league of legends will also donate a portion of the proceeds to the WBC's José Sulaimán Boxers Fund to support boxers who "have been through tough times," the press release said.

The fight was the first in a series produced by Legends Only League. CNN's

Madeline Holcombe contributed to this report.

Source: CNN

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