MIKE TYSON and Roy Jones Jr weaved and jabbed their way to a draw in their LA exhibition fight — although with a tad less sharpness than in their prime.
The veteran pair performed admirably despite having a combined age of 105, before they
both vowed to step into the ring AGAIN after judges tied the fight.
Despite drawing against Roy Jones Jr in their exhibition bout, George Foreman believes Mike Tyson has what it takes to become the oldest heavyweight champion in history.
He said: “If he gets in shape like he’s in now, gets his timing back, and all the other things fall into place, he can have an opportunity to fight for the title.
“If he can be managed right, the right champion will come to him. And if the right one comes, he can knock him out.”
Meanwhile, Lennox Lewis said he was concerned about facing Mike Tyson because he looked like King Kong on TV.
The British star beat Iron Mike in 2002 , but he wasn’t always so eager on the match-up.
When asked if he was apprehensive of The Baddest Man on the Planet, he told the Guardian: “Yes and no.
“Yes, because TV made him look like King Kong. But, no, because Manny [Lewis’ legendary trainer Emanuel Steward] always told me Tyson would be my easiest fight.
“I’d say: ‘Come on, now! He’s going to be a little difficult.’ But Manny said: ‘No. It’s your easiest fight.”
After pitting his wits against Tyson, Jones Jr has insisted that his American compatriot can still mix with the best.
He claimed: “I’m happy to scratch it off the bucket list and move on with my life.
“He hit harder, his hands hurt, his head hurts [my hands], everything hurt that makes contact.
“He’s capable of fighting anybody. If he catches you, you’re going to have problems. I was feeling everything. He’s an exceptional puncher, still.
“All it takes is one punch from either one of us for something to happen. He can do anything he wants to do.”