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Former world champion Roy Jones Jr, 54, claims he's '75% sure he will fight Tommy Fury,' with the boxing legend claiming an exhibition with Brit who's 30 YEARS his junior 'could happen in UK'

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  • Roy Jones Jr has claimed that talks have taken place for him to fight Tommy Fury 
  • The 54-year-old could reportedly fight the Brit in Saudi Arabia or in the UK 
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Former four-weight boxing world champion Roy Jones Jr has claimed that he is ’75 per cent sure’ he will fight Tommy Fury, adding that negotiations have already taken place over a potential exhibition fight. 

The 54-year-old, who held titles at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight, also revealed that a bout between him and the former Love Island contestant could take place in either Saudi Arabia or in the United Kingdom. 

Jones Jr, who announced his retirement back in 2018, recently returned to fight Mike Tyson in an exhibition that ended in a draw

The American, who holds a record of 66-10-0, returned to the ring in April for a professional fight against UFC fighter Anthony Pettis but lost to the MMA fighter on points.  

While there would be a 30-year age gap between him and Fury, Jones Jr admitted that the potential fight was an offer he could not turn down. 

Roy Jones Jr has admitted that a potential fight between him and Tommy Fury 'is being negotiated'

Roy Jones Jr has admitted that a potential fight between him and Tommy Fury ‘is being negotiated’

Jones Jr said he was '75 per cent sure' the bout would take place and could happen as part of an undercard for a fight between John Fury and Mike Tyson

Jones Jr said he was ’75 per cent sure’ the bout would take place and could happen as part of an undercard for a fight between John Fury and Mike Tyson 

The 54-year-old retired from professional boxing in 2018 but came out of retirement to fight Mike Tyson in 2020

The 54-year-old retired from professional boxing in 2018 but came out of retirement to fight Mike Tyson in 2020

 

‘Saudi Arabia at the moment will probably pay what I’m looking for to make an exhibition happen,’ the Jones Jr said to Casino Alpha. ‘Dealing with the Saudis, I’ll say that I’m 75% sure this exhibition happens against Tommy Fury.

‘And if the money is not right in Saudi Arabia then maybe me and Tommy could do an exhibition in the UK, that would be the first time that I ever had the chance to perform in the UK. Would I really say no to that?’

Fury, meanwhile, recently defeated KSI via a unanimous decision, a victory that the YouTuber-turned-boxer subsequently appealed after Fury appeared to punch him in the back of the head. 

While it’s unclear who Fury could fight next, after having also beaten Jake Paul earlier this year, it appears a fight between him and Jones Jr could happen on the undercard of a bout between his father, John Fury and Mike Tyson.

‘Me and Tommy Fury is a great idea,’ Jones Jr added. ‘John Fury initially said he wanted to fight Mike Tyson, so I said “If you’re all going to do that, let’s go and make an all-out card – if John fights Mike, I’ll fight Tommy on the undercard or as the co-main”, that would be awesome right? 

Fury's last fight came against KSI in October, with the 24-year-old winning via a unanimous decision

Fury’s last fight came against KSI in October, with the 24-year-old winning via a unanimous decision 

Jones Jr backed himself to beat Fury, claiming that his experience would bode in his favour

Jones Jr backed himself to beat Fury, claiming that his experience would bode in his favour

‘Tommy Fury said “alright, let’s fight for real’ so I said “whoa okay, that might work, but I need to get these knees right first”.’

He added: ‘I haven’t heard anymore about John Fury and Mike Tyson, but Tommy Fury said “hey, we can still do our thing and do our own exhibition”. And I said “that’s not a bad idea but the money will have to be right”.’

Jones also added that he backed himself to beat Fury, claiming that his experience in the ring ‘balanced out’ against his potential opponent’s age.  

‘We’re in talks,’ he said. ‘It’s being negotiated, it’s a really interesting fight because Tommy is inexperienced and that’s balanced out but my age and experience; I’m a 54 year old guy who can actually fight for real and I’d be fighting a guy who’s not really that experienced, but who is built right and who can get the job done, it’s an even fight.’