Roy Jones Jr. News
Roy Jones Jr. confirms talks with Tommy Fury for early 2024 bout: "Can captivate the audience"
Josh Evanoff - November 24, 2023
Tommy Fury reportedly in talks to box former world champion Roy Jones Jr.
Cole Shelton - November 23, 2023
Roy Jones Jr. ready to welcome Fedor Emelianenko to boxing: "We are both Russian athletes!"
Josh Evanoff - August 15, 2023
Roy Jones Jr. explains biggest concern for Nate Diaz's boxing match with Jake Paul: "Can you take it?"
Josh Evanoff - August 4, 2023
Roy Jones Jr explains what’s wrong with the current state of Boxing: “Everybody’s scared to lose”
Harry Kettle - June 5, 2023
Gamebred Boxing 4 Fighter Salaries revealed: Roy Jones Jr. pockets $700K
Susan Cox - April 6, 2023
The Gamebred Boxing 4 fighter salaries have been revealed. It was just last Saturday, April 1st, that Gamebred Boxing took place at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Vitor Belfort calls out Anthony Pettis after losing Roy Jones Jr. fight to 'Showtime': "It was supposed to be legendary guys"
Josh Evanoff - April 3, 2023
Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort seemingly wants to continue boxing. ‘The Phenom’ returned to the boxing ring over the weekend at Gamebred Boxing 4. In the co-main event, the Brazilian faced Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza. The bout was a rematch of sorts, as the latter defeated Belfort by first-round TKO back at UFC 198 in May 2016.
Pros react after Anthony Pettis defeats Roy Jones Jr. at Gamebred Boxing 4
Chris Taylor - April 1, 2023
Tonight’s Gamebred Boxing 4 event was headlined by a heavyweight fight between Roy Jones Jr. and Anthony Pettis. Jones Jr. (66-10) was competing for the first time since fighting Mike Tyson to a draw in an exhibition bout in 2020. The 54-year-old had last competed as a professional in 2018, where he extended his win streak to 4 in a row with a decision victory over Scott Sigmon.
Gamebred Boxing 4 Results: Anthony Pettis defeats Roy Jones Jr. by majority decision (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - April 1, 2023
Tonight’s Gamebred Boxing 4 event is headlined by a heavyweight fight between Roy Jones Jr. and Anthony Pettis. Jones Jr. (66-9) will be competing for the first time since fighting Mike Tyson to a draw in an exhibition bout in 2020. The 54-year-old last competed as a professional in 2018, where he extended his win streak to 4 in a row with a decision victory over Scott Sigmon.
Gamebred Boxing 4: ‘Jones Jr. vs. Pettis’ fight card now official with twelve total bouts
Fernando Quiles - March 28, 2023
Jorge Masvidal’s Gamebred Boxing 4 event has taken shape, as the full 12-fight card has been revealed. The boxing event is set to feature the likes of International Boxing Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr., UFC Hall of Fame inductee Jose Aldo, Vitor Belfort, and many more notable names. Gamebred Boxing has announced the full card for its fourth show, which will be taking place inside the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this Saturday night (April 1).
Roy Jones Jr. explains why he accepted fight with former UFC champion Anthony Pettis: “It sounded kind of intriguing”
Harry Kettle - March 16, 2023
Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. has explained why he’s opted to take on Anthony Pettis as part of Gamebred Boxing 4 next month. On April 1 in Milwaukee, Roy Jones Jr. will return to the squared circle to take on former UFC champion Anthony Pettis. The two will meet in the main event as Jones Jr. prepares to compete professionally for the first time since 2018.
Anthony Pettis discusses "amazing" payday for boxing match with Roy Jones Jr. "I was surprised to see the check"
Josh Evanoff - February 9, 2023
Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is getting a hefty payday to box Roy Jones Jr. ‘Showtime’ has been out of action since his rematch with Stevie Ray at PFL 7 last August. ‘Braveheart’ had defeated the former UFC champion by second-round submission just two months prior. At PFL 7, Ray made it 2-0 in the series against Pettis, winning by decision.
Roy Jones Jr. expresses interest in exhibition fight with MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko: “We have already somehow negotiated on this subject”
Zain Bando - February 2, 2023
Fedor Emelianenko will enter an MMA cage for what will presumably be his final fight — a heavyweight championship rematch with former UFC light heavyweight and TUF 8 winner Ryan Bader at Bellator 290 Saturday. ‘Darth’ took down Emelianenko with a TKO finish in their first encounter a few years back. A victory for the Arizona native will seal the deal on one of Bellator’s biggest rivalries and solidify Bader’s place as one of the best fighters in promotional history.
Anderson Silva maintains that "dream" boxing match with Roy Jones Jr. still interests him: "That's my goal"
Josh Evanoff - October 28, 2022
Roy Jones Jr sends a message to Anderson Silva following latest boxing match: “Stay ready so I don’t have to get ready”
Harry Kettle - May 26, 2022
Roy Jones Jr has sent a message to Anderson Silva following the Brazilian’s most recent boxing success. For many years now we’ve heard talk of a Roy Jones Jr vs Anderson Silva boxing match. The two have hinted at it, been in talks to make it happen, and have even been photographed together. It always felt like it was destined to happen but never got made, and yet, it still seems as if there’s a chance it could become reality in the year 2022.
Fedor Emelianenko interested in boxing Roy Jones Jr.
Adam D Martin - July 28, 2021
Mixed martial arts legend and current Bellator heavyweight fighter Fedor Emelianenko said that he is interested in boxing Roy Jones Jr. Emelianenko, generally regarded as one of the greatest MMA fighters who ever lived, is now 44 years old and he is expected to make his return to the Bellator cage this fall when he fights in Moscow, Russia. However, while “The Last Emperor” is committed to fighting in MMA his next time out, he can’t help but admit there is the possibility of a boxing match.
Jake Paul "has a good chance" to beat Tyron Woodley, says Roy Jones Jr.: "He knows how to box"
Adam D Martin - June 7, 2021
Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. believes that YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul “has a good chance” to beat Tyron Woodley in their boxing match. Paul meets Woodley on August 28 in the biggest boxing match of Paul’s career to date. After knocking out Woodley’s teammate Ben Askren in his last fight, the matchup with Woodley became hotly rumored and it will now happen later this summer. Paul is the slight favorite to get the win in the fight according to the sportsbooks, although there are still many fans who believe that Woodley is going to smoke him. Regardless of what happens in this fight, it has all the makings of one of the most highly-anticipated fights of the summer.
Roy Jones Jr. challenges Anderson Silva to "dream" boxing match
Adam Martin - March 5, 2021
Roy Jones Jr. called for a “dream” boxing match against former UFC superstar Anderson Silva and broke down how the potential fight would go. Jones and Silva have been connected to a fight for many years, but the fight was never possible because UFC president Dana White would not let Silva out of his UFC contract to do boxing. White also said he would refuse to promote a boxing matchup between the two. Now that the 45-year-old Silva has been released for the UFC, he’s able to sign with any promoter, whether it be in MMA or boxing. If he’s open to going back to the boxing ring, where he previously competed last in 2015, then the 52-year-old Jones is all over it.
Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. boxing event sold 1.6 million PPVs, confirms promoter
Adam Martin - December 6, 2020
The recent boxing card from Triller headlined by Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. sold 1.6 million PPVs, confirmed the event’s promoter. Tyson came out of a 15-year retirement to take on Jones Jr. in the main event of a big boxing card last weekend at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Despite both fighters being in their 50s, they put on a great fight for the fans and fought to a draw after eight rounds. The co-main event was even more memorable, as Jake Paul knocked out former NBA star Nate Robinson in a devastating fashion. Rapper Snoop Dogg and several other hip-hop stars also contributed performances, making it a show packed with star power.
Mike Tyson was attacked outside of the Staples Center following bout with Roy Jones Jr.
Christopher Taylor - December 1, 2020
Mike Tyson was nearly involved in a second fight on Saturday night, this after being attacked by a boxing fan outside of the Staples Center. According to a report from TMZ.com, shortly following his controversial draw with Roy Jones Jr., Tyson was leaving the arena when he came across a group of fans looking for autographs.
Report | Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. sold 1.2 million PPVs
Adam Martin - December 1, 2020
According to a report from Dan Rafael, the recent boxing pay-per-view event between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. sold 1.2 million PPVs. Tyson and Jones met last Saturday in the main event of a high-profile boxing card that also featured a co-main event between Jake Paul and Nate Robinson. The 54-year-old Tyson and 51-year-old Jones Jr. entertained fans for old time’s sake in an eight-round draw, while Paul knocked out Robinson in the co-main event in a devastating fashion. Also on the card was Badou Jack, plus there were musical performances from the likes of Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa. Overall, it was a big home run of an event for Triller.
John Kavanagh was not a fan of Snoop Dogg's commentary on Tyson vs. Jones fight
Tom Taylor - November 30, 2020
Renowned mixed martial arts coach John Kavanagh was not impressed with Snoop Dogg’s commentary during last weekend’s Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. fight. Tyson and Jones, 54 and 51 respectively, collided in an eight-round heavyweight exhibition fight on Saturday night in Los Angeles. Despite the age of the two men, the event generated massive international interest, with many stars of the combat sports world tuning in—Kavanagh included.
Dana White refuses to promote "old guy" fight between Anderson Silva and Roy Jones Jr.
Adam Martin - November 29, 2020
Check out the scorecards for Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.
Adam D Martin - November 29, 2020
Check out the scorecards from Saturday night’s boxing match between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., which resulted in a split draw verdict. Tyson and Jones Jr. met in a battle of two of the legends of boxing on Saturday night on a big pay-per-view put on by Triller. The bout was an exhibition match considering both men are in their 50s, but it proved to be an entertaining battle for what it was. Although there was no knockout in the fight, it did go the full eight-round distance and both men proved to be worthy adversaries. Although the bout was not a sanctioned professional bout, there were three judged scoring remotely for the WBC.
Mike Tyson reveals he smoked a joint prior to his exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr.
Adam D Martin - November 29, 2020
Boxing legend Mike Tyson admitted that he smoked a joint prior to his exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday night in Los Angeles. Tyson and Jones Jr. put on an entertaining, eight-round exhibition match for the fans. At the end of the 16 scheduled minutes of fighting, the fight went to three remote judges who scored the bout as a draw. Many watching felt that Tyson had done enough to get his hand raised, but ultimately it was judged to be a draw. Considering Tyson is 54 and Jones Jr. is 51, it was pretty impressive that both men were able to go the full eight rounds they were scheduled for with no one getting seriously hurt.