Roy Jones Jr. says Anderson Silva could be next fight after Tyson2 minute read
The almost 30 year veteran and multi-time world champion Roy Jones Jr. has his sights set on a possible super-fight with former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
During a press conference for his upcoming return bout against Mike Tyson, Jones was asked the question about his somewhat longtime rival Anderson Silva. The two world-class fighters have both dominated their combat sport when they were at the peak of their careers.
Heavyweight legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. finally came face to face for the first time, hosting the final media day and weigh-in for their highly-anti…
Reporter: “I know tomorrow night comes first, but there’s a guy you’ve long wanted to box called Anderson Silva. He’s now out of the UFC, hes a free agent, is that some4thing you would be interested in?“
Jones Jr.: “If this goes well tonight, I’m almost positive that will probably be the next thing we do. Because he’s been wanting it. I’ve been wanting it. This has got to go great first.”
Both men have called each other out for years, but it seemed to only have been talk. But the timing seems right. Jones is coming out of retirement at 51 years old to fight Tyson, and Silva is no longer under contract by the UFC.
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