Roy Jones Jr. Wants Boxing's Cold War To Come To an End

Text by Edward Chaykovsky, Interview by Chris Robinson

Former four division world champion Roy Jones Jr. wants the "cold war" in boxing to come to an end. The two biggest promoters in boxing, Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank, have not co-promoted any events together in several years. Top Rank is exclusively aligned with HBO, while Golden Boy is fully on board with network rival Showtime. Because of the promotional and network rivalries, several potential fights are being blocked off from taking place.

"It's bad for boxing because a lot of fighters don't get to fight the fighters they really want to fight. There are a lot of good fights that we won't see happen because one fighter is on one side and the other fighter is on the other, and they don't mesh. If you have one 126-pound guy and another 126-pound Abner Mares, for example. You want to see Abner Mares fight Rigondeaux, but that will never happen because Arum has Rigondeaux and Golden Boy has Abner Mares. There are a lot of really good fights that will never happen because of this situation," Jones said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jas on 01-06-2014

the cold war was triggered by floyd mayweather jr. once mayweather left hbo for showtime, hbo refused to do business with GBP again.

Comment by hhs661 on 01-06-2014

Hope he takes this approach on live tv. Either a ppv or HBO primetime telecast. It's great to read this is an article but he actually has a voice that'll be heard.

Comment by WilkinsOlajuwon on 01-06-2014

[QUOTE=Deevel916;14102512]Boxing has to be the most disfunctional of all sports and that's why it will never be a mainstream. Sad when a company like UFC is structured better than boxing. Boxing has been ruined by greed, corruption, and politics.[/QUOTE] I…

Comment by sergey.smith on 01-06-2014

Arum is the issue not GBP. And HBO is the issue now, too. Since they made the mistake of emotions outweighing business, they are stuck in bed with TR now. If HBO stops thinking with their emotions, boxing can back…

Comment by sapo13 on 01-06-2014

[QUOTE=DadeCounty305;14103546]I see Fraud Scaryweather have you fooled too. Man we all know Fraud is the roadblock KING and has been ducking the guy he says he will beat with ease. 2009 they both agreed on 50/50. Then all of a…

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