Many sports fans perhaps needing a nostalgia fix tuned in to watch boxing legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition fight in Los Angeles on Saturday night. They were treated to some decent action, too.
That probably was a surprise from Tyson and Jones, who both are over 50 years old and have a combined age of 105.
Tyson, 54, didn't land the power punches that made him "the baddest man on the planet," and Jones, known for his speed and showmanship, never could get any type of consistent rhythm going. But they both worked hard, mostly trying to attack the body of their opponent, leading to what was ruled a draw. Tyson, however, clearly seemed to be the more aggressive of the two.
While some poked fun at the fighters for their age, several big names in sports and entertainment took to social media to show their appreciation for both Tyson and Jones after their bout.
A draw?! WTH! Okay. Whatever. Congratulations @MikeTyson! Mad props @RealRoyJonesJr! Respect to both legends tonight for stepping up to this challenge for our entertainment. #TysonJones @triller #boxing— Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) November 29, 2020
Them boys fighting like uncles at the Family Reunion 😂😂😂😂— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) November 29, 2020
Tyson can't whoop Roy. Roy playing what man— Terence Crawford (@terencecrawford) November 29, 2020
Again, best night in the history of boxing— caleb truax (@GoldenCalebT) November 29, 2020
At 50, these guys are fighting real fight Tyson is doing nothing power shots.— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) November 29, 2020
After looking early like he just didn't have anything for Mike, Roy came back to make it a fight. That was more than could have been reasonably expected. #tysonvsjones— Max Kellerman (@maxkellerman) November 29, 2020
TYSON!!!— Edgar Berlanga Jr (@EdgarBerlangaJr) November 29, 2020
GREAT FIGHTS !!!!!!!!!!!!! HATS OFF TO BOTH FIGHTERS— Edgar Berlanga Jr (@EdgarBerlangaJr) November 29, 2020
I'm more than impressed right now by both of these legends #tysonvsjones— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) November 29, 2020
👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #TysonJones thank you fellas 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) November 29, 2020
Flashes of greatness but time gets us all— Sodiq Yusuff (@Super_Sodiq) November 29, 2020
HULK HOGAN IF WE DONT DO THIS WE ARE LEAVING MONEY ON THE TABLE. #TysonJones— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) November 29, 2020
Can Snoop win an Emmy for his broadcasting tonight? Is that a thing?— Prentice Penny (@The_A_Prentice) November 29, 2020