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12:00 AM, November 30, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:05 AM, November 30, 2020

Iron Mike’s swing-heavy return

Mike Tyson has revealed plans to continue fighting at the age of 54 after impressing in his highly-anticipated return in his draw with Roy Jones Jr in Los Angeles.

Tyson stepped in the ring for the first time in 15 years to take on fellow boxing great Jones Jr in an eight-round exhibition at the Staples Center. The duo went the distance in the exhibition bout which saw numerous punches and Tyson as the aggressor and, although there were no official judges, a panel of guest judges scored the fight as a draw.

The pair's combined age of 105 had done little to dull the affair, and Tyson revealed he would do it again.

"This is better than fighting for championships," Tyson said of the fight, which raised money for various charities. "We're humanitarians now. We can do something good for the world. We've got to do this again. I would absolutely do this again."

 

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