Tommy Fury 'in talks' to fight 54-year-old Roy Jones Jr in shock showdown after controversial KSI win | The Sun
TOMMY FURY is in talks with boxing icon Roy Jones Jr over a shock exhibition bout, his dad John has claimed.
The pair playfully agreed to share the ring after meeting one another in Saudi ahead of Tyson Fury's crossover clash with Francis Ngannou last month.
But that playful conversation, according to John, has led to very serious talks over a bout between the former Love Island star and the Hall of Famer.
He told The Daily Express: “We’re speaking to Roy Jones Jr; we can do something with him.
"I’m giving it some thought at the time of speaking. Roy Jones Jr is a great guy.
"He’s a lovely fella, a standup man and a hall-of-fame great.”
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Boxing legend Jones Jr, 54, is old enough to be the dad of 24-year-old Tommy, who narrowly eked past YouTuber KSI in his last outing in October.
When pressed further on the bout, John said: “Yeah, maybe it is an exhibition or something, whatever he wants to do.
"We’ve not really spoken in great detail, but he did say over in Saudi ‘Let’s do something’ and we’re all ears.
"We just need to sit down and see what is best for Tommy and Roy Jones Jr.”
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Undefeated cruiserweight Tommy seemingly jumped at the opportunity to face Jones Jr after the American jokingly proposed they fight on the undercard a show headlined by John and Mike Tyson.
Jones Jr said: "I said if your father fights Mike, me and you do the co-main event."
A shocked Tommy: "Hey, let's do it."
Jones Jr responded: "That would be out of this world, brother. If they fight, me and him on the undercard.
"That would be out of this world."
Tommy later said: "Let's get this stuff made, regardless of if Mike and my dad don't fight.
"Me and Roy Jones exhibition, why not?"
Jones Jr hasn't set foot inside the ring since his 2020 exhibition with fellow icon Tyson, which ended in a draw after going the full eight rounds.
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