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Thursday, 07/25/2013, 02:30 pm

Roy Jones Jr. vs. ‘Rampage’ Jackson boxing match targeted for year-end PPV

Yes, you read correctly. Viacom is planning to use their newly signed fighter, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, by pitting him in a boxing match against Roy Jones Jr.

According to sources, former UFC light heavyweight champion “Rampage” Jackson (32-11 MMA) and former multi weight-class boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. (56-8 Boxing) are being targeted to compete in a PPV boxing match at years end. Here are the details via

Viacom is expected to announce plans to go head-to-head with pay-per-view juggernaut Zuffa LLC and its UFC 168 offering at next week’s Bellator 97event on Spike TV.

An unveiling of Bellator fighter Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s plans with the promotion will likely include a pay-per-view boxing match with former multi-division boxing champ Roy Jones Jr.

The fight is expected to take place at the end of the year, though a date and weight class for the bout could not immediately be confirmed. It’s also unclear how the event will be branded given Bellator and parent company Viacom’s focus on MMA.

The former UFC light heavyweight champion, “Rampage”, has never boxed professionally. Jackson’s last professional MMA fight took place in January at UFC on FOX 6, where he lost to rising star Glover Teixeira. The 35 year-old recently signed a multi-year deal to fight in Bellator Fighting Championships and appear as a pro wrestler with TNA Wrestling.

Meanwhile, Roy Jones Jr. had recently been in discussions with the UFC about a possible fight with longtime middleweight champ Anderson Silva. That, however, was before Silva’s title was taken away by newly crowned middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 168. At 44 years of age, Jones Jr. is obviously not the same man who dominated boxing throughout the 90’s. Roy’s last fight was a controversial unanimous decision win over Pawel Glazewski in Poland.

Bellator 97 is next week so more details will probably come out on July 31st. In the meantime, who do you have winning this potential year-end bout and would you be willing to pay for it? Let’s hear it Penn Nation!!!


37 Responses to “Roy Jones Jr. vs. ‘Rampage’ Jackson boxing match targeted for year-end PPV”

  1. nonya says:

    LOL. Hilarious. Rampage is going to get fucked up so badly XD

  2. doc says:

    Rampage is about to get PAID.

  3. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    Awesome. Not sure how in shape JJ or Rampage will be, but I have feeling Rampage is about to get scrooooled.

  4. K2 says:

    So let me get this straight. A bout with The Spider was being discussed until he lost one fight. Now RJjr is gonna fight Rampage who’s just lost 4 out of his last 6 fights. Talk about still trying to pad a record.

  5. KIDD433 says:

    This would be a mean payday for both of these guys.

  6. Dafak says:

    Rampage is gonna knock this fool out. Rampage hits way more powerful and Jones’ chin is way bad. Plus, Rampage could easily win a boxing title – KOs Adamek in the 10nth round – no problem.
    Boxing is just a small part of what MMA guys do in training, so this is the breakdown – MMA guys have boxing plus a lot more in physical terms. Boxers have just boxing and belly fat.

  7. Shane says:

    I loves these mma people that think mma guys can box. If they could do it, and do it good, they would, cause if your good at boxing, you make a hell of a lot more money.
    Have you seen mma guys hit pads, seen how they don’t move their head, have shithouse footwork and defense, theyll get absolutely smoked. Randy Coulture slugged it out with one of mma best knockout artists, iceman liddeell. What did he do when he faced Toney. He went straight for the takedown. He even said, i d have to be stupid to trade with the guy. Seriously, guys, you are deluded to think mma guys got a chance.

  8. GRT 3000 says:

    Dana is high off his ass if he doesn’t think this PPV will pull numbers. How many people watched that James Toney shit big guy? as stupid as this matchup is, people are going to tune in.

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