Legendary boxers Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., 54 and 51 respectively, will return to the ring and square off Saturday night.
While the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) is sanctioning the fight, it will have special rules. It will be eight two-minute rounds and instead of 12 three minute rounds, they will use lighter gloves, any cut will end the fight and there will be no knockdowns or official scoring.
📋 Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr exhibition fight reported rules:— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) November 25, 2020
⏱️ Eight, Two-Minute Rounds
🥊 Bigger, 12oz Gloves
⛑️ No Headguards
❌ No Knockouts
🙅♂️ Fight Stopped If There's A Cut
🚫 No Official Judges Or Winner
🧑⚖️ WBC Have Ex-Fighters Judging
🤷♂️ (Their Scores Are Unofficial)
So it's kind of more of a fun exhibition than a serious competition. Mike Tyson was certainly having fun when he ate the ear off of a cake made to look like Roy Jones Jr's head in pre-fight Thanksgiving festivities.
"It's real good. It tastes so much better than Evander's," Tyson quipped.
Of course, Iron Mike notoriously took a bit of out Evander Holyfield's ear during their 1997 fight.