Roy Jones Jr. Wants Fight With Fedor Emelianenko

Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. declared that he is interested in a potential bout with MMA heavyweight icon Fedor Emelianenko.

Jones Jr. who last fought against Mike Tyson in an eight-round exhibition on November 28, was speaking with the Russian media to promote his boxing schools within the country, mentioned his hopes of wanting to fight Emelianenko.

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“I’m trying to be a trainer but obviously they want to see me in the role of a trainer as much as a boxer. So right now, I don’t know. If there’s a good offer, then I’ll take it, and if not, then I'll stay a trainer. I like it,” Jones Jr. said (h/t RT). “I don’t think I will have another fight with [Mike] Tyson. Now he’s getting ready to fight with Holyfield. I would like a fight with Anderson Silva or with MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko, that would be a great exhibition fight. We’ll see how it goes."

Emelianenko who last competed at Bellator 237 where he knocked out Quinton Jackson in the first round, recently dealt with a battle with COVID-19 that hospitalized him for some time in January. There's no word on if he'd have any interest in a matchup with Jones Jr. himself.

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