OVERVIEW OF: Judges accused of robbing Mike Tyson after fight against Roy Jones Jr
Boxing fans have expressed their displeasure at Mike Tyson being “robbed”, after the former heavyweight champion earned a draw against Roy Jones Jr in his highly-anticipated return to the ring.
‘Iron Mike’ rolled back the years with a fine performance against former four-weight champion Jones Jr.
The 54-year-old took the centre of the ring for most of the fight, putting Jones Jr on the back foot and landing punishing body shots throughout the contest.
However, the judges scored the contest a draw after eight rounds, with both fighters appearing satisfied with the outcome.
But some fans have questioned the verdict. Here are some of the opinions tweeted after the fight:
@NadimElHaddad1: Can’t believe they robbed Mike Tyson man. Boxing is so corrupt. I might be really done at this point
@Austin_CastleB: Absolute sh*t. Tyson was clearly in better shape, landed more punches, and was ready to fight 5 more rounds if he could have. He got robbed.
@iamsebjames: Mike Tyson was robbed… RJJ hugged him the whole time!
@tracysterling: Calling that fight a draw is the most 2020 thing ever. #tysonvsjones