Roy Jones Jr. known as for a “dream” boxing match towards former UFC famous person Anderson Silva and broke down how the potential struggle would go.
Jones and Silva have been linked to a struggle for a few years, however the struggle was by no means potential as a result of UFC president Dana White wouldn’t let Silva out of his UFC contract to do boxing. White additionally stated he would refuse to advertise a boxing matchup between the 2. Now that the 45-year-old Silva has been launched for the UFC, he’s in a position to signal with any promoter, whether or not it’s in MMA or boxing. If he’s open to going again to the boxing ring, the place he beforehand competed final in 2015, then the 52-year-old Jones is throughout it.
Recent off of a draw with Mike Tyson in an exhibition boxing match between legends of the game, Jones spoke to TMZ Sports activities and as soon as once more known as for his “dream” struggle with Silva.
“In truth talking, my dream subsequent struggle will in all probability be Anderson Silva. As a result of Anderson is offered now, I’m out there now, and so we’ve been desirous to field for the longest time. Why not me and Anderson go on the market and put it on for the folks?” Jones stated.
“(We’ve been speaking about it) for a number of years now. It might occur (now) I believe. I’m going to name him after I get residence and I’ll see what’s occurring. It might occur, sure.”
When requested by the reporter if a matchup between Jones, an all-time nice in boxing, and Silva, a former MMA champion who isn’t as skilled within the boxing realm, Jones stated that it’s a good struggle as a result of he’s not the boxer he as soon as was. “Captain Hook” stated he believes boxing towards Silva is extra reliable than when Conor McGregor boxed Floyd Mayweather Jr.
“However Anderson has a greater struggle report at boxing than folks like Conor McGregor. Anderson was 13-1 to 13-2 as a professional boxer.* He really is aware of what a professional boxer is. He’s been a professional boxer earlier than. He is aware of the best way to professional field,” Jones stated
“At his age, my knees not being the identical as he was, it provides him a greater likelihood. And he’s a tall left-hander, so all of that works in his favor, you perceive me? So sure, there are a number of totally different parts now that may give him a greater likelihood now than he would have had again within the day. Again in my prime, no, no likelihood. However now that I’m older and older than him, I believe his probabilities now are higher than they ever had been earlier than,” Jones stated.
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