Roy Jones Jr. to Boxing Legends: ‘I’m the Easiest Person in the World to Make a Fight With’

Published 05/01/2021, 7:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS – MAY 15: Roy Jones Jr. looks on before the WBC Light Heavyweight Championship fight against Antonio Tarver on May 15, 2004 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)


In November 2020, Roy Jones Jr. fought ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’, Mike Tyson, in an exuberant exhibition bout. This fight stirred the fighting universe and went down as one classic boxing entertainer of all time.

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However, both the fighters just didn’t wish to stagnate themselves there, thus looking ahead to fight again.

Recently, ‘Captain Hook’ was in an interview with ‘Behind The Gloves’. Here he shared his notions on lacing up the boxing gloves yet again.

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With the young guns, I ain’t messing up with the old guns either with nobody. I’m trying to mind my business then people like Glenn McCrory called me, I think I can beat you. You can’t beat me, but if you want to try, I mean go get the money right. I’ll give you that try, I’m the easiest person in the world to make a fight with.” said Jones Jr.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Roy Jones Jr. (L) and Mike Tyson celebrate their split draw during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center on November 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Triller)

Jones Jr.’s exhibition clash with Mike Tyson sold a whopping 1.6 million PPV buys. This fight was one of the most-watched events of 2020 and predominantly the sport.

Jones Jr., in a chuckle, admitted that he doesn’t wish to battle either the young guns or the veterans. But at the akin time, he admitted he’s one easiest opponent to book a fight with.

Moving further, he even named an opponent for coming back to the ring again, and it’s Glenn McCrory, who he’d called out earlier.

Roy Jones Jr. vs Glenn McCrory – will it happen in 2021?

Jones Jr. and McCrory are some exemplary veterans in the game. Both of them are hungry to lace up the boxing gloves and fight for a social cause.

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In fact, both of them have expressed their interest in fighting each other and it seems the duo will settle it once for all in the ring.

That said, it’ll be interesting to see how things shape up for the pair in the coming few months.

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Would you enjoy seeing this pair take each other on? Who will you root for in a fight between the two?

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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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