Mike Tyson And Roy Jones Jr's Final Drug Test Results Confirmed
Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr have both returned negative results for drug tests administered on fight night from last month's exhibition.
Tyson, 54, came out of retirement to face Jones Jr, 51, in an eight-round bout in Los Angeles, California.
The blockbuster match-up at the Staples Centre ended in a draw.
Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. put on a show in their exhibition match @ESPNRingside pic.twitter.com/h78cG1tXD6
- ESPN (@espn) November 29, 2020
The pair of boxing legends had to pass pre-fight drug tests with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) ahead of their fight.
Tyson and Jones Jr completed a drug-testing program administered by VADA before their exhibition.
And they also passed their fight night doping tests with both men's samples clear.
Both Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. have passed their VADA drug tests. #TysonJones
(via @marc_raimondi) pic.twitter.com/wj0PyiF3uK
- ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) November 25, 2020
Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. both passed fight-night drug testing administered by @Vada_Testing, per California commission executive officer Andy Foster. VADA does not test for cannabinoids.
- Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) December 22, 2020
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That's despite Tyson smoking cannabis on the day of the fight, but VADA do not test for cannabinoids
California is one of many states in the US that has legalised the use of marijuana both medicinally and recreationally.
Speaking after his ring return, he admitted: "Listen, I can't stop smoking.
"I smoked during fights. I just have to smoke. I'm sorry. I'm a smoker."
'Iron' Mike earned a reported £7.5 million while 'Captain Hook' is thought to have earned around £2.5 million.
Tyson appears set to continue his boxing comeback with former foes Buster Douglas and Evander Holyfield calling him out.
He lost to both Douglas and Holyfield during his professional career.
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