Roy Jones Jr. Reacts to Fantasy Fight With Canelo Alvarez

Published 10/02/2021, 10:00 AM EDT
MACAU – NOVEMBER 19: Roy Jones Jr speaks to media during the Chris Algieri v Manny Pacquiao Press Conference at The Venetian on November 19, 2014 in Macau, Macau. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)


A fight against Roy Jones Jr. would be a dream fight for any boxer. However, even ‘Captain Hook’ has some names against who he would love to fight. Roy Jones Jr spoke about a fantasy fight against the current king of the super middleweight division. Canelo Alvarez vs Roy Jones Jr. would certainly be a contest for the ages.

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He said, “Of course I would’ve loved it, especially with him having the fanbase that he has. He has a beautiful fanbase and having that fanbase we would have blessed them with a beautiful fight because we are two guys who have skill and do a lot of things.” 

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“Now on the flip side, you don’t wanna ever say what would’ve could’ve should’ve. I mean, I like Canelo. He’s a great fighter doing a great thing and it would’ve been a good fight to see.”

Roy Jones Jr. was one of the finest fighters in the past quarter of a century. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is one of the most dominant champions in the modern era of boxing. Hence, this fight would have what it takes to be one of the greatest boxing fights in the past few decades.

The two fighters, known for their speed, power, and mobility, dispatch their opponents with ease. Alvarez has lost only once in his professional boxing career, to Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. Jones, on the other hand, recorded most of his losses in the latter part of his career.

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What’s next for Roy Jones Jr?

After a successful comeback fight against ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson, Jones Jr. is eager to secure another bout. ‘Captain Hook’ looked a little slow when he faced Tyson in his comeback fight. As neither side secured a finish, the bout went down as a draw. However, Tyson would have won the fight had judges had scored it.

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Earlier this year, Jones Jr spoke about his dream fight against Anderson ‘Spider’ Silva. The former UFC champ impressed the entire boxing community with his wins over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Tito ‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ Ortiz. Furthermore, as the 46-year-old wants to fight again, ‘Captain Hook’ could be an excellent dance partner.

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Who do you think Roy Jones Jr. should fight next? Should he fight Anderson Silva?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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