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.
“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.