Michael Bisping Remembers Roy Jones Jr. Mercilessly Knocking Out a Fan

Published 10/26/2021, 10:15 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 1: Roy Jones Jr. and John Ruiz fight for the WBA heavyweight title on March 1, 2003 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones won the fight with a unanimous decision in 12 rounds. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)


Roy Jones Jr. was one of the most terrifying boxers of all time. He was also one of the smartest pugilists to ever grace the ring. ‘Captain Hook’ began his boxing stint in the retro era and concluded his career in modern-day boxing. That said, Jones Jr. got the experience of the entire world, as he fought the established as well as rising stars of the sport across generations.

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Last year, he even took part in an exhibition bout against ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ Mike Tyson. Giving his best shot in the fight, the seasoned veteran went toe-to-toe with ‘Iron’. As a result, both Tyson and Jones Jr. received immense applause from fans and boxing purists around the world.

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Recently, on his own YouTube channel, UFC legend Michael Bisping spoke about an anecdote pertaining to ‘Captain Hook’. He said, “So I’m involved with a company called Playline.”

“We did an event and in this event, I grappled Chael Sonnen. They did a PPV event where they had Rey Mysterio wrestle Kurt Angle. I grappled Chael Sonnen. Quinton Rampage Johnson was the commentator and in the main event, they had Roy Jones Jr. boxing a fan. Yes, that is correct, a fan.” 

“Went out, they looked okay for a round, they made no mistake boom, Roy Jones Jr. knocks him out.”

‘The Count’ even talked about Logan Paul and Mike Tyson’s potential fight. He asserted that ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ can even knock Logan Paul out in their exhibition.

Is Michael Bisping on point with his statements on Mike Tyson knocking out Logan Paul?

Tyson, 55, redefined heavyweight boxing back in his prime. Although he’s old and slow compared to his elite days, Tyson still has the capability to stun anyone with his power. Also, even though it was an exhibition, it took someone of Jones Jr’s skill to keep up with Tyson.

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Despite that, many fans felt ‘The Baddest Man On The Planet’ had done enough to win. Hence, in the eyes of many, he could steamroll ‘The Maverick’. However, this might not come true, as Paul has a height and reach advantage over Tyson.

That said, Tyson could nullify this as he has fought bigger guys before.

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Before anyone can begin talking seriously about the fight, it needs to be confirmed by either of the two parties. As nothing’s clear right now, the coming few days will be really vital as there might be a fight announcement. Or not.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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