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CSAC won’t score or announce winner of Tyson-Jones boxing match, cannabis not prohibited

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California doesn’t typically allow potheads to fight with no judges or official winner, unless it happens to be at the Diaz family barbecue, but it sounds like the state athletic commission will make an exception for the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. boxing match.

Which, after all, is simply an exhibition.

None of that really matters if either Tyson or Jones Jr. gets knocked out, but in case their contest lasts all eight, two-minute rounds, WBC will provide remote scoring from ex-champions Chad Dawson, Christy Martin, and Vinny Pazienza, according to Boxing Scene.

Think “America’s Got Talent” by way of Zoom.

“Having the WBC score this event is historic,” Tyson said. “I was the youngest WBC heavyweight champion and it’s humbling to have my career come full circle with the WBC for my match against Roy Jones Jr. on November 28th.”

The winner will be awarded the “Frontline Battle Belt.”

It should also be noted that VADA won’t be testing for cannabis ahead of this weekend’s $50 pay-per-view (PPV) event inside Staples Center in Los Angeles, which I’m sure has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that Tyson owns his own pot farm.

Here’s the finalized fight card and lineup:

MAIN CARD:

Heavyweight: Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. (eight rounds, exhibition)
Cruiserweight: Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson (six rounds)
Light Heavyweight: Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan (eight rounds)
Cruiserweight: Viddal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter (six rounds)

PRELIMS CARD:

Lightweight: Jamaine Ortiz vs. Nahir Albright (eight rounds)
Featherweight: Irvin Gonzalez vs. Edward Vasquez (eight rounds)
Heavyweight: Juiseppe Cusumano vs. Nick Jones (eight rounds)

For much more on the Tyson-Jones Jr. PPV event click here.