The Russian manager and business partner of Roy Jones Jr., Zsolt Barna, has not ruled out that the RJJ will face ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson in a rematch in Moscow’s Red Square after the result of his exhibition on Saturday.
“It could happen, it could happen. Anything can happen. That would be cute. That would be an idea to watch a rematch here, Red Square,” Barna told RT Sport in a video interview.
51-year-old Jones will fight 54-year-old Tyson, the youngest man to ever win the world heavyweight title, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday.
The former undisputed world light heavyweight champion received Russian citizenship in 2015. Received a passport from President Vladimir Putin in Moscow to facilitate entry into the country to fight or do business, and gives his country name to a number of boxing schools around the world.
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“Roy loves this country, he loves Russia, Russian history, the Russian people, he has enormous respect for the culture and also for Russian athletes and boxers,” said Barna.
“It is very important for him to represent Russia too. He will represent Russia, he is also a Russian citizen, he has a school here, we have one of our best friends who opened a school for him. He divides his time us and Russia. At some point he wants to move here all day. “
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Had it not been for the Covid pandemic, which created legal and insurance barriers, Jones would likely have had his entire camp held in Russia and plans to return to the country after the fight.
While participating in the WBO world title bout between Anthony Yarde and Sergey Kovalev last year in Chelyabinsk, Russia, Jones told RT Sport that he feels “very Russian” and has a strong affinity for the people and the nation.