Tyson landed a couple of eye-catching left hooks, some solid body shots and unquestionably forced the pace.
Tyson and Jones Jr. fought an 8-round exhibition match with a smaller ring, smaller gloves, and shorter round duration than is standard for non-exhibitions.
The 51-year-old Jones Jr said: "We've got to do this again, everybody loves Mike, I love Mike too but it's something else taking punches from Mike".
Jones, who entered 66-9 with 47 knockouts, had not fought since a February 2018 cruiserweight victory.
Bleacher Report predicts that both Tyson and Jones will need at least one round to get into their groove.
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But as important as that 3 percent rate is, it seems the city and the state can't agree on whether it has been reached. Andrew Cuomo suggested reconsidering the 3% cut-off. "You know where it's going; stop it before it gets there".
Jones Jr, meanwhile, admitted he would have to consult with his family before deciding whether or not to risk his health by getting back in the ring with Iron Mike in the future. "We have to do this again". "It's something to take the punches that Mike throws". "All that being said, (Mike Tyson) looked f-king awesome tonight!" "Once I go in there, I'm game".
I'm not sure where you stand on this, but if the main event is going to be a bit of a circus sideshow, then the undercard is the popcorn stand you walk past on the way to the main arena.
Tyson stung the midsection of Jones in round seven but was held before he could press the advantage. "I'm happy I got this under the belt and I'll continue to go further and do more". "Because I'm a fighter, he's a fighter and of course you know we're gonna go in there throwing punches and during that process anything can happen". Why is nobody anxious about my ass?
Despite both fighters saying after the fight they accepted the controversial decision, the boxing world erupted in outrage as the dodgy call.
Tyson ruled the heavyweight division in overwhelming fashion in the late 1980s but struggled through the 1990s, losing his title, being convicted of rape and serving a ban after biting a chunk out of Evander Holyfield's ear.
Chad Dawson scored it 76-76, Christy Martin had it 79-73 Tyson, and Vinny Pazienza scored it 80-76 for Jones. "I'm helping people now".