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Mike Tyson confirms he WILL fight again aged 54 after draw with Roy Jones Jr who hints at retirement at 51


MIKE TYSON says he will 'absolutely' have more boxing fights after he drew his comeback against Roy Jones Jr.

The former two-time heavyweight champion of the world can count himself unlucky not to have being named the winner in a messy affair.

Jones Jr turned it into a wrestling match at times, nullifying Tyson's power.

The boxing legends went the full eight rounds on a historic night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Speaking after the 16-minute scrap Tyson, 54 said: "I’m just happy I got this under my belt.

“I’m continuing to go further and do more. Absolutely [I’ll do this again]."

Jones Jr was less-certain, saying that he will wait to check what people thought before confirming he will fight on.

But Tyson then urged his opponent to stick with it, adding: "We gotta do this again."

Jones Jr didn't find the space in the small ring to dance around Tyson as many expected.

But similarly, the 'Baddest Man On The Planet' failed to find those hammer shots that many predicted would make a short night's work.

Yet Iron Mike seemed happy enough with a draw.

He said: "I’m good with that. Yeah but I’m good with a draw."

Despite being fortunate to get a share of the spoils, Jones Jr was less enthused with the decision.

He added: "Hell no. I’m never satisfied with a draw. The dude is so strong. The body shots definitely took a toll."

Tyson was strongly rumoured to be chasing a trilogy fight against old foe Evander Holyfield before Jones Jr signed up for the fight.

With his inistsence that he will have more exhibition fights, it will raise hopes that Holyfield Part III could be on the cards.

Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones - Round by round

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