Roy Jones Jr. Confirms He’s In Discussion To Box Tommy Fury
Roy Jones Jr. confirms he is in talks to return to the boxing ring to face Tommy Fury in an exhibition match.
John Fury, the trainer and father of Tommy, recently came out and said his son is in talks to box the former world champion in an intriguing matchup. According to Jones Jr., that is indeed the case as the two are in talks to box.
“We’re in talks, it’s being negotiated, it’s a really interesting fight because Tommy is inexperienced and that’s balanced out but my age and experience; I’m a 55-year-old guy who can actually fight for real and I’d be fighting a guy who’s not really that experienced, but who is built right and who can get the job done, it’s an even fight. If the money is right it will be good, but if it’s not a crazy, astronomical amount of money, why would I do it?,” Jones said to Casino Alpha.
If the fight happens, how much intrigue there would be for the fight is uncertain. But, Jones Jr. thinks it could be a bigger fight than him and Mike Tyson.
“Me and Tommy could be bigger than me and Mike Tyson because who would ever have thought they’d see Fury versus Roy Jones? The idea would be out of the question but because of social media and Tommy’s popularity it becomes a possibility. This fight would be huge when you look at it from a social media standpoint and it’s a fact that it’s a 50-50 fight,” Jones Jr. said.
“The social media audience like to see these big events ‘can this old guy keep this young guy off him?’ ‘Is the young guy good enough to overpower this old guy?’ In boxing most of the time we know who’s going to win, we don’t want to see that. We want to see something that’s more interesting to us. Can Roy Jones Jr at 55 jumps in the ring with young Tommy Fury, who knows what might happen. That’s what boxing’s about; the suspense, the buildup, the hype of what might happen and who may prevail? I can prevail. He can prevail. That’s what makes boxing big,” Jones Jr. continued.
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