Roy Jones Jr. Calls Out Carl Froch for a Fight in Wembley

Published 06/08/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS – MARCH 30: Boxer Roy Jones Jr. works out at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino March 30, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones will face Bernard Hopkins in a light heavyweight bout on April 3 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


52-year-old Roy Jones Jr. is still hunting down for in-ring challenges and has sent a stern message to former champion Carl Froch for an exhibition scrap at Wembley. Froch, 43, had his last fight in 2014 and has reportedly wanted to return to action.

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Meanwhile, ‘Captain Hook’ Jones Jr. has recently returned against Mike Tyson in an exhibition, that turned out to be a draw. As several reports have cited the two as potential contenders, Jones Jr. has validated those claims with a surprising clip. iFL TV posted a brief video of the ‘Superman’, where the veteran pugilist had his priorities straight with ‘The Cobra’.

“Show me that I am shot to bits. Don’t tell me. Show me that I am shot to bits, Wembley Stadium, live. Either 1000, I don’t care. Show me that I am shot to bits,” said Roy Jones Jr.

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Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. have inspired several veteran pugilists to come back and begin a new trend of exhibition boxing. Despite a few criticisms, several fans have preferred to see the legends lace up the gloves, with Evander Holyfield, Oscar De La Hoya, and many more joining the ride.

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Hence, Carl Froch has also expressed interest in following in their footsteps. It would even thrill the boxing fans to see the Brit legend return. Moreover, a return against Roy Jones Jr. can be a massive event for the traditional fight community.

Carl Froch vs Roy Jones Jr. –Is ‘The Cobra’ ready?

Froch, the younger boxer in the mix, appears ready to face Roy Jones Jr. in his potential comeback appearance. In an interaction with talkSport, the former middleweight champion revealed several insights about his recent negotiations for a return.

‘The Cobra’ didn’t shy away from calling out his plans of beating Roy Jones Jr. Although it would be an exhibition, held under safety parameters, the former champions can still unleash an intriguing clash.

Talking about the possible showdown, Carl Froch said, “If Roy Jones hits me with a jab on the nose and I’m thinking, ‘Ow, that hurt,’ I’m gonna be looking to land an uppercut.

“It could all get out of hand.”

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As they have verbally agreed to lock horns, we might see the matchup get official soon. The 8×2 minute rounds concept has garnered appreciation from several boxers including Froch. It can benefit the legends to lace up the gloves again. So, fans can expect some old-school flavor in recent times of boxing.

Do you think Carl Froch vs Roy Jones Jr. will happen?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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