The idea of a boxing comeback seemed preposterous, but Tyson started toward this unlikely fight when he started doing 15 daily minutes on a treadmill a few years ago at his wife’s urging in a bid to lose 100 pounds. The workouts soon became multi-hour affairs encompassing biking, running and finally punching as he regained a measure of his athletic prime through discipline and a vegan diet. … [Read more...] about Mike Tyson Returns to Ring, Draws in Exhibition with Jones
Fifteen years after retiring, the former heavyweight champion squared off against fellow boxing legend Jones Jr. for a fight titled "Frontline Battle." The World Boxing Council (WBC) supported, commemorated and scored the four-hour live event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. … [Read more...] about ‘Frontline Battle’ between former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. ends in a draw
Tyson compiled a 50-6 record during his career. But he hasn’t fought since June 2005 when he lost to Kevin McBride via a corner stoppage. Tyson said after the fight that he didn’t have “the guts to be in this sport anymore.” His last win came against Clifford Etienne in February 2003. … [Read more...] about Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr. fight to a draw in boxing spectacle
Tyson retired from boxing in 2005, saying he longer had “the fighting guts or the heart” after he quit in a dismal loss to journeyman Peter McBride. Finally free of his sport’s relentless pressure, Tyson gradually straightened out his life, kicking a self-described drug addiction and eventually succeeding in acting, stage performance, charity work and even marijuana cultivation while settling into comfortable family life in Las Vegas with his third wife and their children. … [Read more...] about Mike Tyson returns to ring, draws in exhibition with Roy Jones Jr.
“It’s just who I am. It has no effect on me from a negative standpoint. It’s just what I do and how I am and how I’m going to die. There’s no explanation. There’s no beginning, there’s no end,” he said at the post-fight press conference, via USA Today. … [Read more...] about Mike Tyson says he smoked weed before fight vs. Roy Jones Jr.