Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr: Official weigh-in results ahead of exhibition bout

Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr.

We're just over 24 hours away from Mike Tyson versus Roy Jones Jr.

The two boxing legends will come face-to-face in an eight-round exhibition bout in Los Angeles.

This evening, the two American stars partook in a ceremonial weigh-in and it was revealed that Tyson will be going into the fight the slightly heavier of the pair.

Iron Mike weighed in at 220.4lbs, while Jones came in at 210lbs.

Tyson's weight for the fight is 13lbs lighter than he was for his last professional bout against Kevin McBride in 2005.

Tyson vs Jones Jr. is on! The face-off was unexpectedly intense as well, although there was no trash-talking whatsoever from either fighter.

After the face-off, Tyson said: “I'm pitching punches, everything else is up to Roy. If I am running anywhere, I am running right at him.”

It was far from the most eventful weigh-in, but that's to be expected given both are in their 50s and the fight will be under exhibition rules.

There's actually been some confusion in the build-up to the highly-anticipated bout with regards to the potential rules in place, most notably the claim that there would be no knockouts allowed.

However, that claim is now in doubt. Ryan Kavanaugh, co-owner of entertainment platform Triller who are hosting the fight, said, per Telegraph: "There could be a knockout and there will be one winner. Anyone who says there is going to be no judging or no winner either does not understand the rules or has their own agenda. Unquestionably. 100%.

"The only difference in this fight is the gloves are 12 ounces, there are eight rounds and the rounds are two minutes rather than three. That is it."

However, even if knockouts are prohibited and a winner isn't crowned due to the contest being too close, it'll still be a privilege to watch two legends step into the four-cornered ring once again.

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