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Roy Jones Jr reacts to John Fury revealing he's in talks to fight Tommy Fury

Nasir Jabbar

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Roy Jones Jr reacts to John Fury revealing he's in talks to fight Tommy Fury

Roy Jones Jr has reacted to John Fury revealing that he's in talks to fight Tommy Fury next year.

'Big' John claimed his son is in discussions to face the boxing legend in an exhibition bout.

It comes after the British star narrowly outpointed KSI last month, having also beaten Jake Paul earlier in the year.

A clash between Fury and Jones Jr is supposedly in the works for early next year.

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The 54-year-old, who fought Mike Tyson in an exhibition bout in 2020, has admitted there's 'truth' to him potentially facing Fury while also talking up a fight against Paul.

He told Betway: "There is truth to that, we spoke in Saudi Arabia because of the fact that John Fury was with Tyson. Me and Fury family, we have a lot of history. I was one of the people who told Tyson five or six years back that he could come back and beat all of them and that’s what he has done.

"To be in the ring with somebody from the social media era and have a big fight with Tommy Fury, I may not be who I was but to be in with against someone from the YouTube era, it’s a different type of thing and can captivate the audience. I think it’s a good thing.

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"The fight would have to happen early next year. He’s definitely a legitimate fighter, he’s not a bad fighter at all and he comes from a family of fighters."

Roy Jones Jr in action against Mike Tyson. Image: Getty
Roy Jones Jr in action against Mike Tyson. Image: Getty

The former four-weight world champion added: "I’ll be 55 years old if we fight. It would be a very interesting fight for both of us because of my age. My mind can still do it, but body isn’t able to, so I’ll have to figure it out and be smarter.

"I think the fight could (do bigger numbers than against Mike Tyson) because he has the social media following. I think a Jake Paul fight is also possible."

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Jones Jr last fought in April when he lost a decision to former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.

Will he take on Fury? Watch this space.

Featured Image Credit: Getty/YouTube

Topics: Tommy Fury, Roy Jones Jr, John Fury, Boxing, Jake Paul

Nasir Jabbar
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