Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. has expressed interest in fighting a Russian MMA legends Fedor Emelianenko or ex-UFC champion Anderson Silva in an exhibition game and has doubts he will attack Mike Tyson again.
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Former pound for pound king Jones Jr., 52, fought 54-year-old former “badass man on the planet” Tyson for a 10-round tie on November 28, but despite the result that the matchup wasn’t for retirees stayed conclusive, says Jones doesn’t think he’ll fight ‘Iron Mike’ again.
Jones Jr. is currently in Russia promoting a number of his boxing schools, the country of which he was made a citizen of 2015 by President Vladimir Putin, and has said he has focused on becoming a coach since ending his glorious career in 2018 , the right offer might convince him to re-enter the ring.
“I’m trying to be a coach, but obviously they want me to be a coach as well as a boxer. I don’t know right now. If there’s a good offer, I’ll take it, and if not, I’ll stay a coach. I like it, “said Jones Jr ..
“I don’t think I’ll have another fight [Mike] Tyson. Now he’s getting ready to fight Holyfield. I would like to have a fight with Anderson Silva or MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko, that would be a great show fight. We’ll see how to do it.
“I retired, but if something goes well … you called me about a fight [British former cruiserweight world title holder] Glenn McCrory in Dubai. They pay a lot of money there so we’ll see what happens to that. “
44-year-old Emelianenko is currently under contract with Bellator and the Rizin Fighting Federation and has fought a total of 39 fights with 6 losses in his own legendary career. The Russian was hospitalized just last month with a Covid-19 infection.
His and Jones Jr.’s careers overlap somewhat as the former is widely viewed as the top fighter of the 2000s, much like Jones Jr. was named the top boxer pound for pound in the 1990s.