Bernard Hopkins looking to come out of retirement at 55 for trilogy fight with Roy Jones Jr after Mike Tyson return
BERNARD HOPKINS has insisted he would come out of retirement to fight Roy Jones Jr for the third time.
Jones Jr, 51, has agreed to take on Mike Tyson, 55, in an eight-round exhibition fight on September 12.
Hopkins, 55, hung up his gloves in 2016 with a record of 55-8-2 including 32 knockouts.
The American, known as The Executioner, fought Jones Jr twice during his career.
He lost their first showdown in 1993, but bounced back to win the rematch in 2010.
When asked about a third fight against Jones Jr, Hopkins told fighthub: "If I were to get in the ring again, it would be to settle, even though we met many times in circles, fights, and boxing, I think you know where I'm going.
"He won one in 93, and I avenged myself 16+ years later or 14+ years later.
"If I had a choice, the only critical question is what weight it would be?
"It would be Roy Jones because we're 1 and 1.
"He got the first one; I wouldn't say in the prime of my career.
"I'd say the opening of the door of the future Hall of Famers, and then we became that.
"In 1993, everyone knew that Roy was the Olympian, and should have got the gold. I believe that too.
"He should have got the gold.
"I come from another place, another way to get to where we both actually wound up, but our travels were different."
Jones Jr has admitted his upcoming fight against Tyson is "very risky" as the 51-year-old is a "giant monster".
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