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Roy Jones Jr approached to face Joe Calzaghe – Mike Tyson says he has agreed to satisfy Lennox Lewis in exhibition struggle | Boxing Information

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Roy Jones Jr has been approached to face fellow legends Thomas Hearns or Joe Calzaghe in an exhibition struggle.

The US boxing nice, aged 52, boxed Mike Tyson, 54, to an entertaining draw final November beneath a restricted rule-set.

Tyson was stepping again into a hoop for the primary time in 15 years and informed TMZ final week that he would return to face his previous rival Lennox Lewis, aged 55, in September after a prompt bout towards Evander Holyfield fell by.

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Roy Jones Jr now trains Chris Eubank Jr

Jones Jr informed Sky Sports activities about his personal plans: “It relies upon. Glenn McCrory desires me to struggle him.

“I used to be informed the opposite day that Joe Calzaghe is considering coming again and needs me to struggle him.

“Then Tommy Hearns desires to do a five-round struggle!

“Then Shannon Briggs.

“All of them need to beat up poor previous Roy. Why? I do not know why. I haven’t got something to show however I nonetheless love boxing.

“The extra my thoughts works on educating individuals boxing, the extra it jogs my memory of what I used to do.

“I am 52 – I am not going to be within the form I used to be.

“However the mentality shall be worse. I’ve the prospect to re-read my notes, mentally. I had stopped doing that after I gained the heavyweight title.

“Anyone desires some? You have all acquired my cellphone quantity. If you’d like this motion, do not suppose you possibly can’t get this motion, as a result of you possibly can!”



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Chris Eubank Jr and his group have referred to as for a big-name struggle

Jones Jr is now the coach for Chris Eubank Jr, whose personal legendary father facilitated the link-up final 12 months. Eubank Jr beat Marcus Morrison on the weekend.

Jones Jr and Eubank Sr by no means met contained in the ring throughout their Nineties heyday.

“We’re on nice phrases,” Jones Jr stated. “That is about transferring forwards in our lives and utilizing what we all know.

“I by no means had an issue with him even in my prime.

“He had his fingers full [in the UK] and I had my fingers full [in the US].

“I did not take no disrespect from it.”



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Chris Eubank Sr reveals why he by no means fought Roy Jones Jr

Eubank Sr beforehand informed Sky Sports activities: “I had brains. I by no means needed to struggle Roy as a result of he was by no means No 1 contender to my WBO championship. I used to be not senseless sufficient to go searching for one thing that I could not obtain.

“I’d have fought Roy if he was No 1 contender – I’d have needed to, as a result of my integrity wouldn’t have allowed me to dodge him. However I used to be WBO champion and he was IBF. I did not should, I wasn’t compelled to.

“It was a really tall constructing that I selected to not climb.”



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